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The harvest is plenty

October 18, 2018 Thursday 28th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 2 Tim 4:10–17bGospel: Luke 10:1-9 The Lord appointed seventy-two other disciples and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place, where he himself was to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is rich, but the wor-kers are […]

The façade of hypocrisy

October 17, 2018 Wednesday, 28th Week in Ordinary 1st Reading: Gal 5:18–25 Gospel: Luke 11:42-46 Jesus said, “A curse is on you, Pharisees; for the Temple you give a tenth of all, including mint and rue and the other herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. This ought to be practiced, without […]

Hypocrisy at the Lord’s banquet

October 16 October 2018 Tues, 28th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gal. 5:1-6 Gospel: Lk 11:37–41 As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to have a meal with him. So he went and sat at table. The Pharisee then wondered why Jesus did not first wash his hands before dinner. But the Lord […]

The sign of Jonah

October 15, 2018 Monday 28th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gal 4:22–24, 26–27, 31–5:1Gospel: Luke 11:29-32 As the crowd increased, Jesus began to speak in this way, “People of the present time are evil people. They ask for a sign, but no sign will be given to them except the sign of Jonah. As […]

God’s gift of wisdom

October 14, 2018 Sunday 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Wis 7:7–11 2nd Reading: Heb 4:12–13 Gospel: Mk 10:17–30 Just as Jesus was setting out on his journey again, a man ran up, knelt before him and asked, “Good Master, what must I do to have eternal life?” Jesus answered, “Why do you call […]

Jesus and Beelzebul

October 12, 2018 Friday, 27th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gal 3:7-14 Gospel: Lk 11:15–26 When Jesus was casting out a devil some of the people said, “He drives out demons by the power of Beelzebul, the chief of the demons.” So others wanted to put him to the test by asking him for […]

Persistence in prayer

October 11, 2018 Thursday 27th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gal 3:1–5 Gospel: Luke 11:5-13 Jesus said to his disciples, “Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to his house in the middle of the night and says: ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine who is traveling has […]

Martha and Maria

October 9, 2018 Tuesday, 27th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gal 1:13–24 Gospel: Luke 10:38-42 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord’s feet to listen to […]

The Good Samaritan

October 8, 2018 Monday 27th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gal 1:6–12 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 A teacher of the Law came and began putting Jesus to the test. And he said, “Master, what shall I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What is written in the Scripture? How do you understand it?” The […]

The inviolability of marriage

October 7, 2018 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gen 2:18–24 2nd Reading: Heb 2:9–11 Gospel: Mk 10:2–16 Some Pharisees came and put him to the test with this question, “Is it right for a husband to divorce his wife?” He replied, “What law did Moses give you?” They answered, “Moses allowed us to […]

Satan’s fall

October 6, 2018 Saturday 26th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Job 42:1–3, 5–6, 12–17 Gospel: Luke 10:17-24 The seventy-two disciples returned full of joy. They said, “Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we called on your name.” Then Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. You see, I have given […]

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