Author: Jason King

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Love is the Bread of Life

Reading 1:  1 Kings 19:4-8 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34 Reading 2: Ephesians 4:30-5:2 Gospel: John 6:41-51 As Christians, we are to “be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us.” When you live in a country where the president regularly insults individual citizens however, it is easy to forget this.  Paul’s call to get rid of our “bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling . . . along with all malice” and be “kind to one another, compassionate” sounds naïve, like a call to give in to the bullies of public discourse.  Yet, this Sunday’s readings...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Greater and Deeper Reality is God’s Love

Reading 1:Amos 7: 12-15 Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 85 Reading 2: Ephesians 1:3-14 Gospel: Mark 6: 7-13 Every morning, I wake up, pour myself some coffee, and read the news. Lately, this has proven to be a descent into despair.  The international community, the economy, our public discourse, everything seems to be breaking down.  It’s even bad locally.  This morning I read about how a man attempted to burn a gay pride flag.  What was shocking about it was that it did not seem to be any planned endeavor but rather just casual violence, something to do when one is bored...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: God’s Way

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1:Genesis 3:9-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 130:1-8 Reading 2: 2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1 Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 In the first reading, God asks a peculiar question, “Where are you?”  Not only is God omniscient, but he is looking for the only two people that exist in one tiny garden.  Even though they were hiding, my guess is God could still have found them.  After Adam unintentionally admits that they have eaten of the tree of good and evil, God then asks why they would do such a thing. This questioning and perplexed God is not seeking...

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