Monthly Archives: July 2010

The extraordinary mercy of God

In today’s reading, we see the extraordinary mercy of God. Even at the very end for the Kingdom of Judah, God is still extending his people an opportunity to repent. Jeremiah is prophesying just before Judah is conquered by Babylon … Continue reading

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For the sake of your name – A lesson in prayer

There is a refrain today in both the Old Testament lectionary reading as well as the responsorial Psalm … literally.  It is the response in the reading of Psalm 79 “For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.” … Continue reading

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A good word about St. Joachim and St. Anne

The lectionary marks today as the Memorial of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There is a good little write up over at AmericanCatholic.org about these two saints.  Here is an excerpt: The strong character … Continue reading

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A prayer for today – Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene

Today is the Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene.  I’m trying to keep the devotional writing on this site a little varied, though I do like writing about the daily scripture readings.  But, I found this prayer on the Magnificat Magazine … Continue reading

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Reluctant prophets

In today’s Old Testament reading from Jeremiah, we see a common theme of the reluctant prophet.  The Lord speaks to Jeremiah and tells him that he is going to be a prophet to the nations.  Jeremiah responds by saying that … Continue reading

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Who is like our God?

And now for something completely different … In the Old Testament reading today from Micah, the prophet asks the question “Who is there like you” in reference to God.  This statement and others like it have inspired a commonly used … Continue reading

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Good news for all

In today’s gospel reading from Matthew 12.38-42, we get a clear picture that the good news of the gospel is for all people.  It is fairly common knowledge today that Jesus was Jewish, though that might fool some people.  However, … Continue reading

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