2nd Friday of Advent 2017

December 15, 2017

Capriccioso

Jesus said to the crowd: ”To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, 'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.' For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, 'He is possessed by a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners’” (Mt 11:16-19).

 

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2nd Thursday of Advent 2017

December 14, 2017

Blessed are the Peacemakers

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force (Mt 11.12).

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2nd Wednesday of Advent 2017

December 13, 2017

The things we carry

Come to me, all you that are weary and are burdened, and I will give you rest (Mt 11:28).

 

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2nd Tuesday of Advent 2017

December 12, 2017

Only Connect

During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth (Lk 1:39-40)

 

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2nd Monday of Advent 2017

December 11, 2017

Circular Thinking

They were trying to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, but finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the middle of the crowd in front of Jesus.  (Lk 5: 18-19).

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2nd Sunday of Advent 2017

December 9, 2017

Memento Mori

Since everything is to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness? (2 Pet 3:11)

 

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1st Saturday of Advent 2017

December 9, 2017

Payback

You received without payment; give without payment (Mt 10:8).

 

 

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1st Friday of Advent 2017, Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2017

Seeking and Hiding

The Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” He replied, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid” (Gen 3:9-10).

Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word” (Lk 1:38).

 

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1st Thursday of Advent 2017

December 7, 2017

How Firm a Foundation

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock (Mt 7:25)

 

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1st Wednesday of Advent 2017

December 6, 2017

The Ministry of Presence

Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there.  Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others. (Mt 15:29).

 

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