12/11/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 11, 2019 by

[“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”] (Mt 11:28-30) How does one go […]

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12/10/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[Jesus said to his disciples: “What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over […]

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12/9/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”] (Lk. 1:26-28) Today we celebrate the […]

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12/8/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”] (Mt. 3:1) Not unlike the prophets of the Old Testament, John the Baptist calls for repentance. However John the Baptist marks a major shift of focus. He is the immediate forerunner to the Messiah, […]

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12/7/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.] (Isaiah 30:18d) This psalm response reminds us of the value of patiently waiting. In Advent we wait expectantly for the Lord’s salvation. How difficult the virtue of patience can be especially in a world of instant communication, instant access to information, instant entertainment… What do you have […]

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12/6/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When He entered the house, the blind men approached Him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to Him. Then He touched their eyes and said, “Let […]

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12/5/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.] (Mt. 7:21) Is my faith life merely lip service? Have I become lethargic in the practice of my faith because of convenience or apathy? Jesus […]

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12/4/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD […]

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12/3/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

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[Turning to the disciples in private He said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”] (Lk. 10:23-24) The prophets of the Old […]

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