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Jesus is Imminent | October 23

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/23/20

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I've actually been thinking about this Gospel a lot lately, or rather simply about reading the signs of the times. Honestly, I look at the world and I want to shout, "The end is neigh! Repent and believe ... Read More »

Please Be a Saint | October 22

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/22/20

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I was really excited to pray with and write about Jesus's first words in today's Gospel. "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!" I just think that this ... Read More »

Mercy and Justice | October 21

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/21/20

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Today we are presented with the image of a thief breaking into a house, but maybe a better image for us today is if we knew who had the Covid and was going to give it to us ... Read More »

Citizens and Servants | October 20

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/20/20

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Our readings today tell us a lot about our identity. Paul says at the end of the first reading, "so then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and ... Read More »

Storing Up Treasures | October 19

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/19/20

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The verse before the Gospel today is, “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” What an appropriate beatitude for today’s Gospel. “’This night your life will be demanded of you; and the ... Read More »

Chosen | October 16

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/16/20

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Today’s readings speak to me of how wanted we are by God. So often I feel like that can just be one more among a long list of Christian platitudes. There are lots of little Christian truisms that ... Read More »

The Fruits of the Spirit | October 14

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/14/20

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Galatians 5 is among my favorite passages of Scripture. St. Paul directly lays out exactly how to see if the Holy Spirit is at work in your life! Like we read in John 15, “Abide in me, and ... Read More »

Faith and Freedom | October 13

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/13/20

Click here to read the daily readings from the USCCB website. In our first reading today, St. Paul told the Galatians that they should not submit to the yoke of slavery because Christ set them free. God freed the Israelites from the bondage in Egypt but they were obligated ... Read More »

Freedom and Love | October 12

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/12/20

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“For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firmand do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.”

St. John Paul II said, “Freedom exists for the sake of love.” I’ve been reflecting this weekend on the theological ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Fr. Andy

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 10/12/20

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In today’s Gospel parable, we hear of a King who is throwing a wedding feast for his son, but some people don’t want to come… Why would anyone turn down an invitation to come to a wonderful dinner, ... Read More »