Ordinary Time

Landlords and Rejects

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/18/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 21, 2014 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.” (Matthew 20:1) Landlords and Rejects Heavenly Father, you are heaven’s Landlord. Like the landowner in the parable, you begin your search at dawn. Who will work in my […]

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Taking the Heat

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/05/2014

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 7, 2014 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” (Matthew 18:15) Taking the Heat Persecution and Endurance Require the Spirit’s gifts of courage and fortitude. Suffering and being persecuted is not Easy. “Taking the heat” makes for martyrdom. Christ […]

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The Other Side

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/02/2014

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 31, 2014 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) The Other Side I came upon a mountain, I climbed its dizzy heights, There standing on the mountain, Like an eagle winged in flight, Stood a cross, a lonely […]

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Opinions

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/21/2014

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 24, 2014 “He was not telling them to beware of the leaven of bread, but the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (Matthew 16:12b) Opinions “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”(Matthew 16:13b) “John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the great prophets,” responded the simple […]

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Answering Antitheses

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/14/2014

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 17, 2014 “Let it be done for you as you wish.” (Matthew 15:28a) Answering Antitheses The ways of humans are: Friends—Foreigners, Nation—Nations, Jesus—Paul, Israelites—Gentiles, Justice—Injustice, Obedience—Disobedience, and the result: wars, wars, wars and disunity. The ways of God are not like human ways. In the mind of God, […]

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Doubters

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/07/2014

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 10, 2014 “O, you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31b)     Doubters Language is filled with doubt words: …if only…uncertain …perhaps…distrust …maybe + any others you find your self using daily. We, like Peter, at times, try to walk on water. Sometimes, water is called thin ice. […]

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