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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Losing, Finding and Rejoicing Jesus tells three parables about losing, finding, and rejoicing in chapter 15 of Luke’s Gospel. The parables of The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin and The Prodigal Son are only found in Luke’s gospel and it is a tribute to their immense power as stories that they have been central to Christian imagination down the centuries. …

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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

“Will You Come and Follow Me?” In today’s Gospel Jesus explains that, when it comes to making a choice for the Kingdom of God, nothing can get in the way. When Jesus describes “hating” one’s father and mother, he is not talking about feelings. Rather, he is emphasizing very strongly that choosing to be a disciple means that everything else-family, …

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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Door of Opportunity The real question posed to Jesus, in today’s Gospel, is: “Will only a few be saved?” Jesus answers by saying that the initiation is open but the way into the Kingdom is narrow and demands a more than casual interest. The “door of opportunity” will not remain forever open. This door will certainly not be reopened for …

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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Disturbing Love and the Warmth of Love Jesus tells his disciples that he has come to set the earth on fire. Fire is frightening; it can burn up a city. And it also warms the heart. His is the warmth of love and companionship: when we know we can go to him just as we are, and enjoy the intimacy …