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Prayer for the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.

Prayer for the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.

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Quote from Venerable Fulton Sheen.

Quote from Venerable Fulton Sheen.

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Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
These readings show beautifully the way in which God’s universal plan for salvation has evolved in human understanding. The first reading is from Isaiah, an admonishment to the Israelites that being the Chosen People is not enough. God’s people are the people who follow His commands. This was not a common or popular way of thinking. The second reading illustrates that the early Christians struggled with the same concern, particularly with including Gentiles in Jewish ritual. The Gospel shows Jesus’ interaction with a Canaanite woman. Jesus is both the promised Messiah for the Israelites AND the Saviour of the World. Jesus is offering us eternal life in and through our Church, but He didn’t come only for us. The beggar we ignore on the street, the irritating co-worker, the enraging politician, the pedophile prisoner, our worst enemy: all of these were created for life. If your salvation plan depends on the exclusion of someone else, you’re not as close to Jesus as you need to be.
Reflection from www.cccb.ca

Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

These readings show beautifully the way in which God’s universal plan for salvation has evolved in human understanding. The first reading is from Isaiah, an admonishment to the Israelites that being the Chosen People is not enough. God’s people are the people who follow His commands. This was not a common or popular way of thinking. The second reading illustrates that the early Christians struggled with the same concern, particularly with including Gentiles in Jewish ritual. The Gospel shows Jesus’ interaction with a Canaanite woman. Jesus is both the promised Messiah for the Israelites AND the Saviour of the World. Jesus is offering us eternal life in and through our Church, but He didn’t come only for us. The beggar we ignore on the street, the irritating co-worker, the enraging politician, the pedophile prisoner, our worst enemy: all of these were created for life. If your salvation plan depends on the exclusion of someone else, you’re not as close to Jesus as you need to be.

Reflection from www.cccb.ca

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Prayer graphic for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayer graphic for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Prayer for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Prayer for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Quote from St. Thomas of Villanova on the poor.

Quote from St. Thomas of Villanova on the poor.

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Quote from St. Padre Pio on the Rosary

Quote from St. Padre Pio on the Rosary

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Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

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Quote from Blessed Mother Teresa

Quote from Blessed Mother Teresa

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Quote from St. John Paul II.

Quote from St. John Paul II.