Looking Ahead to Sunday
Looking Ahead to Sunday
October 25, 2020
The greatest commandment
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“I will surely hear their cry”
Pauline Hovey (Catholic Women Preach) reflects on the Greatest Commandment in light of her experiences serving at the US-Mexico border:
EXCERPT — God, who hears the cries of the afflicted, the oppressed, the abused, the brokenhearted. God who hears the cries of the suffering widows, the aliens on unfamiliar soil.
How I detest that word: aliens. I have heard it so often with such negative connotations. To demean, to inflict hate and prejudice toward an entire group of people. But the definition of alien simply is “one belonging to a foreign country or nation.” And all of us know someone to whom that term applies – whether it’s grandparents, like mine, who were once aliens in this country, or the Jesus we worship who had no place to lay his head…
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SUNDAY TOPICS & THEMES
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CATHOLIC INSPIRATION – Fr. Andrew Ricci
The command to love requires that we understand our hearts and see the needs of those around us. As we draw upon the love of Jesus, may we pour out our lives with the abundance of divine love as we share our hearts with one another. (2017)
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BE WITH THE WORD – Dr. Peter Malinoski and Dr. Gerry Crete
A weekly video podcast that delves into human and psychological issues that surface in the upcoming Sunday Mass readings.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)—The Pharisees exhibited a superiority complex because they felt threatened by Jesus’ work, healing and teaching. Sometimes Jesus punctures that attitude to teach them a lesson, but this week He gently shows them the correct path. People who have superiority complexes are usually trying to make themselves feel better by belittling others. When we can understand what’s behind the attitude, it can help us be more compassionate and loving toward them. We can see them more as God sees them, in their woundedness.
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Jamie Waters – AMERICA MAGAZINE
Today’s readings are extremely important, especially as we near Election Day. They remind us to consider the candidates’ rhetoric, track-records and policies, not solely political party affiliation. They also compel us to ask the questions: Who has shown care for vulnerable populations? Who cares about how we treat one another? Who promotes love? …if you are thinking of using Scripture to help you decide how to cast your ballot, Jesus’ message is utterly clear: love. Americans have been divided by rhetoric and actions fueling hate and division, actions that are in opposition to Jesus’ call for love. On election day and always, let the Gospel message of love influence whom you choose as your leaders. (2020)
Thursday, October 22
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