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  • October 24: Sight & Insight (30 B) October 22, 2021
    “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you!” Mark 10:46-52 Jesus is on his journey to Jerusalem, and along the way, we have met several people in need. And today, we are only seven miles from Jerusalem, and in the town of Jericho, we hear the words of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, who calls out: […]
  • October 17: My Amiable Travel Companion (29 B) October 15, 2021
    “So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.” Hebrews 4:14-16 Today’s gospel is about leadership and how Jesus prepared his apostles for the challenging mission ahead. Theirs would be strenuous lives of travel into the unknown for the sake of the gospel. We have […]
  • October 10: Seek Wisdom! (28 B) October 8, 2021
    “I prayed, and prudence was given me. I pleaded, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me…all good things together came to me in her company, and countless riches at her hands.” Wisdom 7:7-11 In Mark’s gospel, we read of Jesus’s concern for the “rich young man.” He was a seeker, a person attempting to […]
  • October 3: Fault Lines (27 B) October 1, 2021
    “If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.” 1 John 4:12. When we listen to Saint John, we read of the covenant of love between God and humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. So too, this covenant continues in his people and most especially […]