17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 28 (Year C) Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13

Does leading an upright and prayerful life make any difference in the world? Can we influence the world around us by our lives? 

God's Word on Sunday: God’s messengers come in many forms

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21 (Year C) Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42

What does a messenger from God look like? Probably very ordinary — Scripture tells us that many have entertained angels without knowing it. There is no need for wings, harps and dazzling lights — after all, the word “angel” simply means messenger.

God's Word on Sunday: Loving God and neighbour are inseparable principles

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14 (Year C) Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Psalm 69; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37

Where is God? How do we know God’s ways or the correct path in different situations? 

God's Word on Sunday: Let God relate to us in encouraging ways

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 7 (Year C) Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 66; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Is God more than a warrior or a father? 

God's Word on Sunday: Blessings flow through many channels

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Body and Blood of Christ, June 23 (Year C) Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 110; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17

There is always more than meets the eye in the Scriptures and much that begs for elaboration and explanation. 

God's Word on Sunday: The Spirit’s gift makes all things possible

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Pentecost Sunday, June 9 (Year C) Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23

What would the world — and our Church — be like if the Holy Spirit had never been given to us? We can wonder if the Church would have even put down roots and spread out through the ancient Mediterranean world and far beyond. 

God's Word on Sunday: Spiritual insight exposes a deeper reality

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Ascension of the Lord, June 2 (Year C) Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Luke 24:44-53

Human expectations and God’s plans are seldom identical. The followers of Jesus had an agenda — Jesus was to expel the Romans and re-establish the kingdom of Israel. After the Resurrection, they were constantly tugging at His sleeve and asking if this was the moment. 

God's Word on Sunday: Heavenly Jerusalem resides within us

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 26 (Year C) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29

There are two approaches to life that make our world more “interesting.” The first seeks to build walls, erect barriers and gates, and control access. The second builds bridges, opens doors and levels the playing field. These two opposing attitudes battle it out in politics, education, business and, yes, religion. 

God's Word on Sunday: Church needs constant spiritual support

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 19 (Year C) Acts 14:21b-27; Psalm 145; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:1, 31-33a, 34-35

There were two important tasks for the early apostles of the Lord. The first was to build faith communities while the second was to impart encouragement and hope.

God's Word on Sunday: Our freedom comes with being fearless

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Third Sunday of Easter, May 5 (Year C) Acts 5:28-32, 40b-41; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

Threats and intimidation are usually enough to keep people submissive and in line. The threat can range anywhere from death to dismissal or a bad evaluation, but the effect is always the same: silence and acquiescence.