La Salette Reflection – July 31, 2022

What Matters to God 18th Ordinary Sunday: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Ecclesiastes, from which the first reading is drawn, makes the famous statement, “Vanity of vanities!” In Hebrew this mode of expression is used as a superlative, as in Holy of Holies, and King of Kings. The…

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Reflection for July 24, 2022 #17

Powerful Prayer 17th Ordinary Sunday: Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13 Today the obvious theme of the first reading and the Gospel is prayer. The Psalm, too, always a prayer in itself, acknowledges, “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.” When we say God answers prayer,…

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Reflection for July 17, 2022 #16

Hospitality (16th Ordinary Sunday: Genesis 18:1-10; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42) In the spirit of Mary’s words, “Come closer, children, don’t be afraid,” we welcome you once again to our weekly reflection. Make yourself at home. Abraham, in the first reading, is a model of hospitality. He ran to meet the…

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Reflection for July 10 #15

The Obvious Answer 15th Ordinary Sunday: Deut. 30:10-14; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37 In the first reading, Moses states  that the Law is not beyond his people’s ability to know it or carry it out. Mary at La Salette touches on some of the simplest and most obvious requirements of Christian…

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