Category Archives: Today’s Scripture Readings

faith is needed!

In today’s Gospel, Matthew 17:14-20, Jesus’ disciples are confused because they tried to drive out a demon from a young boy but could not.  When they say to Jesus, “Why could we not drive it out?” He says to them, “Because of … Continue reading

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Do you wish to follow Jesus?

Do I wish to follow Jesus? Do you wish to follow Jesus? Jesus does not want half-hearted followers or those who have multiple allegiances.  Jesus wants total commitment, and He wants it on His terms.  We read in today’s Gospel, … Continue reading

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What kind of giver?

What kind of a giver is God looking for?  2 Corinthians 9:6-10, today’s first reading, tells us: “…for God loves a cheerful giver!” It is possible to do the right thing for the wrong reasons.  It is possible to do … Continue reading

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to be alone with the Father

Jesus was a much sought after itinerant preacher and miracle worker.  From the Gospels, we know that He spent long hours teaching, preaching and healing.  We are reminded; however, that He also spent long hours in prayer alone with His … Continue reading

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God is faithful

A consistent theme of the Bible is that God is faithful – no matter what! In the Bible, God often speaks to people in dreams.  In Genesis 28:10-22a, we read about one of Jacob’s dreams.  In it he finds the … Continue reading

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