Connect! Sunday Reflections

Choosing a Life of Light

For Sunday, March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Lent 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3:14-21 As a military family, we often find ourselves living far from those closest to us and going at life alone. While some years have felt lonely, others have felt full depending where we were stationed. Right now, we […]

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The Recovery of Sacred Things

For Sunday, March 4, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 John 2:13-25 “When is the last time you were alone — really alone — and how did it feel?” I asked a room full of teenagers. They discussed the answer amongst themselves. I crouched down into a conversation between a few […]

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Faith in Uncertain Times

For Sunday, February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Romans 8:31b-34 Mark 9:2-10 Life can be uncertain. Fergie sings a version of the National Anthem that belongs more in a jazz lounge than the NBA All-Star game. For those of us following the Olympics, we’ve seen unanticipated falls, photo finishes, […]

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Mercy Flows From the Flood

For Sunday, February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent Genesis 9:8-15 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15 The story of Noah and the flood is one of the most fascinating narratives in the Bible. Not only is it a gripping saga of survival, it also relates the destructive power of sin and God’s desire tosave us. […]

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What Is the Rudder in Your Life?

For Sunday, February 11, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1 Mark 1:40-45 “If you wish, you can make me clean … I do will it. Be made clean.” This dialogue can easily be on each of our lips as we begin the season of Lent this week. This season […]

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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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