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Tempering justice with mercy

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 34:1-11 Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16 This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. A landowner went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay the workers a salary of a silver coin for the day, and […]

Like a needle’s eye

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 28:1-10 Gospel: Matthew 19:23-30 Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I say to you: it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Yes, believe me: it is easier for a camel to go through the eye […]

The rich young man

August 20, 2018 Monday, 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 24:15-23 Gospel: Mt 19:16–22 A young man approached him and asked, “Master, what good work must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered, “Why do you ask me about what is good? Only one is Good. If you want to enter eternal […]

Bread of eternal life

August 19, 201820th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Prov 9:1–6 2nd Reading: Eph 5:15–20 Gospel: Jn 6:51–58 Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the living bread which has come from heaven; whoever eats of this bread will live forever. The bread I shall give is my flesh and I will give it for […]

The children in our midst

Saturday, August 18, 2018 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 Gospel: Matthew 19:13-15 Little children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them with a prayer. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. Jesus then said, “Let them be! Do not stop the children from […]

Indissolubility of Marriage

August 17, 2018 Friday, 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 16:1-15, 60, 63 Gospel: Mt 19:3–12 Some Pharisees approached Jesus. They wanted to test him and asked, “Is a man allowed to divorce his wife for any reason he wants?”Jesus replied, “Have you not read that in the beginning the Creator made them […]

Seventy times seventimes

Thursday, August 16, 2018 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 12: 1-12 Gospel: Matthew 18:21—19:1 Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?” Jesus answered, “No, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. A […]

Assumption of Mary

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Assumption of Mary 1st Reading: Rev 11:19; 12:1-6,10 2nd Reading: 1 Cor 15:20-26 Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Mary set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with […]

The power of faith

August 14, 2018 Tuesday, 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 2:8-3:4 Gospel: Mt 18:1–5, 10, 12–14 The disciples came to Jesus and asked him, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”Then Jesus called a little child, set the child in the midst of the disciples, and said, “I assure you that […]

On Paying taxes

Monday, August 13, 2018 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 1:2-28 Gospel: Matthew 17:22-27 (…) When they returned to Capernaum, the Temple tax collectors came to Peter and asked him, “Does your master pay the temple tax?” He answered, “Certainly.” Peter then entered the house, but immediately Jesus asked him, “What do you […]

The One that comes from heaven

August 12, 2018 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kg 19:4–82nd Reading: Eph 4:30–5:2 Gospel: Jn 6:41–51 The Jews murmured because Jesus had said, “I am the bread which comes from heaven.” And they said, “This man is the son of Joseph, isn’t he? We know his father and mother. How can he […]

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