Connect! Sunday Reflections

Jesus’ Power Over Evil

For Sunday, January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28 Imagine what the scene would have been like 2,000 years ago when Jesus preached at the synagogue in Capernaum. Right before their eyes, demons were being cast out, convulsing and shrieking as they left. We can imagine how […]

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Sewing for the Kingdom

For Sunday, January 21, 2018 Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 My favorite childhood movie is The Three Amigos. In this comedy, three American cowboy-actors come to the realization that their movie career is dwindling and there’s not much waiting for them in America. They receive a curious […]

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Speak, Lord. Your Servant Is Listening

For Sunday, January 14, 2018 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42 Now that the Christmas season is officially over, my family and I are slowly trying to get back into the daily grind of life. It’s amazing how a couple weeks of presents, staying up late, […]

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Seekers of Truth

For Sunday, January 07, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:2-3A, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 “We Three Kings of Orient are bearing gifts, we traverse afar…”. So goes the popular song we’ll likely hear this Sunday. Each verse highlights one of the gifts the Magi bring. Homilies sometimes include a symbolic breakdown of […]

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Using the Time We Have

Whatever our gifts, we need to use our time wisely. Silas Henderson reflects on the purpose and urgency of God’s Reign in this Sunday’s Gospel.

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Will I Be Prepared If Disaster Strikes

In a world of chaos and tragedy, today’s Gospel exhorts us to be prepared, not just for the “end times,” but for the coming of the Lord in our hearts.

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“He Has Cast Down the Mighty From Their Thrones”

In today’s Gospel, power isn’t about business as usual. Jesus’ standards for leaders turn our standards of greatness upside down.

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Moving Closer to the Center

If love of God and love of neighbor feel at odds with your life, this Sunday’s Gospel invites you back to the center of what really matters.

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To Whom Do We Belong?

In the Sunday Gospel, Jesus invites us to “render unto Cesar” the possessions that belong to the world. But what does it mean to give God what is God’s?

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Gifts on God’s Terms

We have heard that God’s gifts are abundant, but what does it looks like to truly receive his invitation? Is it difficult to receive a gift on God’s terms?

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Harmony as God Intended

The friends who surround us and the virtues we choose affect whether or not we live in harmony with God, ourselves, and others.

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Obedience Based on Relationship

In the parable of the two sons, Jesus reminds us that to call ourselves his disciples, we must orient our lives in obedience to God’s will.

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