Thirty Fourth Sunday – C

The title of today’s feast, “Jesus Christ the King of the Universe” might overwhelm us since we might think of ourselves as insignificant pieces of the universe. The second reading, from the Letter to the Colossians (Col 1:12-20), assures us that we aren’t lost in Jesus’ kingdom but rather important...

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Thirty Third Sunday – C

If we thought that Jesus was coming at the close of this year, what would we do? Probably, make our peace with anyone with whom we were alienated and make our peace with God, including confessing our sins. What would we not do? If you were employed, you might not...

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Thirty Second Sunday – C

Almost all people have an instinct that life must continue after death. When someone dies, you often hear people who don’t have any connection with a particular faith say things such as, “She is with her parents” or He is with his wife” or “Now, he is at peace.” The...

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Thirty First Sunday – C

We might think that God is easily perturbed with us and our relationship with Him is unstable. The Book of Wisdom assures us that God’s love for us is always there: “You love all things that are and loathe nothing that You have made; for what You hated, You would...

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Thirtieth Sunday – C

As St. Paul is coming to the close of his life, he looks back and writes, “I have finished the race” (2 Tim 4:7). Many of us have taken part in races of various sorts. Some of course pulled ahead of the crowd but the rest of us struggled. The...

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Twenty Ninth Sunday – C

God wants to draw all people to Himself. He involves us in the process in our coming to Him and bringing others to Him. Although many of us have heard St. Paul’s words that “all scripture is inspired by God” (2 Timothy 3:16), we probably never reflect that, even in...

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Twenty Eighth Sunday – C

Seven months ago, my niece gave birth to a baby boy. A month ago, my nephew’s wife also gave birth to a baby son. The warm blankets with which these babies are wrapped represent the love and care which surround the children in their infancy. Like a protective shield, loving...

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Twenty Seventh Sunday – C

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by new responsibilities? That may be the way St. Timothy felt when St. Paul designated him to be the leader of a community of Christians, almost all of whom had been recently converted. St. Paul had the great gift of converting people to faith in...

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Twenty Sixth Sunday – C

Today we see two men; one is very rich and the other is Lazarus, a very poor beggar. (Luke 16:19-31). The rich man lives magnificently and the poor man lies at his gate, covered with sores, which the dogs lick. One feasts every day and the other wishes that he...

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Twenty Fifth Sunday – C

Why does God want us to pray? Does God change His mind when we keep asking, similar to the way that children change their parents’ minds? Today’s second reading (1 Tin 2:1-8) calls for prayer: “I desire supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people” (1 Tim 2:1)....

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