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Groupies

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/22/2015

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle – B   “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” (Mk 9:38)   Groupies   Jesus wasn’t pleased with John’s complaint. “Don’t stop him, if he not against us, he is for us.” “My […]

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Answering Antitheses

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

in Ordinary Time

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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Swords into Sheaths

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 04/10/2014

in Lent

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion–Lent April 13, 2014 “Put your sword back into its sheath, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52) Swords into Sheaths Violence begets violence. Non-violence begets non-violence. Even in his last moments of freedom Jesus commands, “Put your sword back into its sheath.” “I […]

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Rejection at Nazareth

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/06/2012

in Ordinary Time

“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and and among his own kin and in his own house.” (Mark 6:4b) Prayer Poem for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary  Time Why is there rejection in Jesus’ “home town?” There are probable causes for his and our own rejections. Rejection finds no boundaries. […]

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Birth and Death of Outcasts

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/09/2012

in Ordinary Time

A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND, for February 12, 2012 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B  “If you wish, you can make me clean.” (Mark 1:40b)

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