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Year B Pentecost Καθολικός διάκονος - May 24, 2015 ... don't only, or even most convincingly, bear witness to Christ by our strengths, by our trying to highlight how good, obedient, or righteous we are. This method of communicating the Gospel, in addition to being joyless, often leads to a lot pretense, a lot of genuine hypocrisy. We must be honest and realize that it is almost always more effective to bear witness that there is Someone who is greater than sin and death by our weakness rather than by our strength. As Msgr Luigi Giussani noted, ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/05/year-b-pentecost.html
A Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - May 24, 2015 ... [Acts 2:33-36] (C.C.C. # 731) "'When the work which the Father gave the Son to do on earth was accomplished, the Holy Spirit was sent on the day of Pentecost in order that he might continually sanctify the Church.' [LG 4; Cf. Jn 17:4] Then 'the Church was openly displayed to the crowds and the spread of the Gospel among the nations, through preaching, was begun.' [AG 4] As the 'convocation' of all men for salvation, the Church in her very nature is missionary, sent by Christ ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-homily-for-today.html
We're Not Called to Stand Gazing Heavenward Καθολικός διάκονος - May 16, 2015 Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3.6-9; Eph 4:1-13; Mark 16:15-20 Without any grousing or griping (my view on this is "on-the-record" ) this Sunday in our diocese, along with several other dioceses around the country, we're celebrating Jesus' Glorious Ascension into Heaven. Whenever I read Luke's account of the Ascension, which is our first reading for this solemnity, I am always struck by the fact that, even as they walk with Him to the Mount of Transfiguration, the ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/05/were-not-called-to-stand-gazing.html
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - April 8, 2015 ... 118; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 No one can blame Thomas for wanting empirical confirmation of the resurrection of Jesus because we all know that perception cannot be trusted as reliable information. Someone's experience of an event seldom matches another person's experience of the same observable event. Thomas is led back to the upper room because the disciples were convincing in their belief that Jesus returned to them from beyond death. Their bold assertions persuaded ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/04/second-sunday-of-easter-divine-mercy.html
Second Scrutiny: "I Was Blind and Now I See" Καθολικός διάκονος - March 14, 2015 ... consider your own calling... Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong, and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something, so that no human being might boast before God. It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/03/second-scrutiny-i-was-blind-and-now-i.html