Connect! Sunday Reflections

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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Laboring in God’s Vineyard

The parable of the laborers in the vineyard shocks our sense of fairness, and challenges us to respond to God’s call with generosity.

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Hope and Healing in the Aftermath

Spiritual and emotional disasters touch us all. This Sunday, the Gospel asks us to consider the call to forgive in the aftermath.

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