Ordinary Time

Rocking Chair Worriers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/27/2014

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A March 2, 2014 “Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself.” (Matthew 6:34a) Rocking Chair Worriers Sometimes we sit in a rocking chair rocking back and forth, back and forth. Maybe minds are rocking chairs, back and forth worrying, past and future, ancient ages or futuristic fantasies, […]

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Surrender To Non-Violence

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/23/2014

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A February 23, 2014 “But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.” (Matthew 5:39a) Surrender To Non-Violence Offer No resistance, No revenge, No retaliation. Rather, Surrender, Yield, Submit. Break bonds of violence. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” […]

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Bullet Control Law

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/13/2014

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A February 16, 2014 “You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.”  (Matthew 5:21b) Bullet Control Law Seems many are debating the gun laws in America. But I have been hearing, “guns don’t kill; people kill!” Those words got me thinking. Gun-lovers stash their guns and […]

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Salt Shakers and Lighthouses

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/06/2014

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A February 9, 2014 Salt Shakers and Lighthouses Why would the Lord ask us to be salt? Salt flavors, preserves and gives zest–a pizzazz to our food. Imagine what a salt shaker could do in the hands of Christians! Used even sparingly, we can put zest into someone’s life. Flavor […]

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A Light of Revelation

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/30/2014

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The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord–Cycle A February 2, 2014 “…a LIGHT for revelation to the Gentiles and glory for your people Israel.” (Luke 2:32) A Light of Revelation Baptism consecrated us to be light, to be the face of Jesus. We know light gives warmth; it also burns. Temperatures must be just […]

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Jailer or Evangelizer

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/23/2014

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A January 26, 2014 “When he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.” (Matthew 4:12) Jailer or Evangelizer Who have you been imprisoned by lately: …Your silence, …Your words, …Your actions, …Your omissions? Not everyone is jailed like the Baptist. Yet, so many feel imprisoned! By whom? […]

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