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Saturday of the 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Share2 Corinthians 5:11-21             I don’t know how you see yourself, but if you’re like me, often you think of yourself in a natural and earthly way.  In other words, you don’t fully realize the truth of what God has declared and St. Paul teaches: you are a new creation.  Paul says this, of course, […]

August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

Share2 Corinthians 5:1-10 What comes through in the life and letters of St. Paul is his single-minded desire to be with the Lord.  He is joyful to do the work of the Lord in this life, but he is even more overjoyed at the prospect of laying down this earthly body that he might be […]

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Thursday of the 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 4

Share2 Corinthians 4 St. Paul brings together two of the most important truths of the Christian life into one powerful phrase: “treasure in earthen vessels.” The first point to consider is the incredible treasure that each Christian contains.  That treasure is Jesus Christ Himself, which is why you are called a “Christian.”  A Christian is […]

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Wednesday Trinity 13 – 2 Corinthians 3

Share2 Corinthians 3 You and I are God’s love letter to the world.  That is St. Paul’s message this morning. “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living […]

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Tuesday the 13th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 2

Share2 Corinthians 2 “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” “We are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” Wow! This has to rank as one […]

August 31, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 1

Share2 Corinthians 1 “As you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.” In verse 7 of 2 Corinthians 1, St. Paul gives us the pattern for the Christian life which was also the pattern of the life of Christ: if we partake of suffering, we will also partake of […]

August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 12th Sunday After Trinity – Luke 24:36-53

ShareLuke 24:36-53 The last verses of the Gospel of St. Luke are the final measures of the greatest symphony ever written.  We have been in the final movement of St. Luke’s Symphony for several chapters now, and here in verses 36-53 we have the final resolution and bringing together of all the themes and actions […]

August 28, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Friday of the 12th Sunday After Trinity – Luke 24:13-35

ShareLuke 24:13-35 The disciples on the road to Emmaus are a picture of how Jesus normally comes to us and makes us His disciples.  It all happens quickly for these privileged disciples, who have already begun a life with Jesus, but the same basic path to discipleship is ours as well. In the first place, […]

August 27, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of the 12th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 23:50-24:12

ShareLuke 23:50-24:12 I love Joseph of Arimathea! It would be easy in this passage, with the empty tomb just around the corner, to completely forget about Joseph of Arimathea and what he has to say to us this morning.  I love the roads less traveled in Scripture because they contain so many scattered jewels that […]

August 26, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of the 12th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 23:39-49

ShareLuke 23:39-49 The presence of God is so thick in these 11 verses that if we all had the endurance we should really meditate together on each single verse! Thank God we will have other occasions in the course of meditating on the whole Bible to come back to this sacred place. It will seem […]

August 25, 2015 | 1 Comment More