Connect! Sunday Reflections

Are You Rich?

For Sunday, July 31, 2016, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Are you rich? Most of us, if asked, would think immediately of material possessions when considering whether or not we are rich. Wealth, as it is commonly considered, is about what we own—money, cars, houses, and the like. Yet in Sunday’s narrative from the Gospel of […]

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Taking Responsibility for Each Other

For Sunday, July 24, 2016, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time The turmoil of the past few weeks—another terrorist attack in France , police shootings, and the violent protests that followed—call to mind the words of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” […]

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A Hospitality of Presence

For Sunday, July 17, 2016, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Blessed Teresa of Calcutta said, “Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t give your care, but give your heart as well.” Living the Gospel […]

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Parable of the Good Samaritan painting by Jan Wijnants, 1670.

Just How Good Was the Good Samaritan?

For Sunday, July 10, 2016, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Go ahead and perform a Google search for news stories about Good Samaritans. You will find a wide range of stories about people doing all sorts of kind acts:  Good Samaritan returns wallet containing over $200 to police. Good Samaritan talks about rescuing boy from Lake […]

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