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Widows and Scribes, Substance and Style INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - November 9, 2015 "The Widow's Mite" (6th century) by Unknown Artist, in the Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo Widows and Scribes, Substance and Style A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, November 8, 2015 Carl E. Olson Readings: • 1 Kngs 17:10-16 • Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 • Heb 9:24-28 • Mk 12:38-44 "Substance over style." This phrase is a good reminder that a culture filled with empty rhetoric, flashing lights, endless entertainment, and the promise of ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/11/widows-and-scribes-substance-and-style.html
Reflection: Solemnity of All Saints – Matthew 5:1-12a THE DOME BLOG - November 1, 2015 ... live and embody the Beatitudes in your daily life? Today I invite you to choose one "be-attitude" to consciously embody today. At the end of today, take some time and reflect on your day. Was this day different from an ordinary day? What did you notice? Who did you notice? Did you sense Jesus' presence with you at times? These "be-attitudes" have the potential to change our lives and hearts if we strive to embody them every day of our lives. Are we willing to give ourselves to ...http://ferdinandbenedictines.blogspot.com/2015/11/reflection-solemnity-of-all-saints.html
Fontgombault Sermon for the Feast of All Saints: "Heaven? I Must Earn It!" RORATE CÆLI - November 1, 2015 ... simple manifestation of tenderness that we call a smile, we grasp that our sole wealth is the love that God bears us, which passes through the heart of her who became our Mother. To seek this smile, is first of all to have grasped the gratuitousness of love; it is also to be able to elicit this smile through our efforts to live according to the word of her beloved Son, just as a child seeks to elicit its mother's smile by doing what pleases her. And we know what pleases Mary, thanks to the ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/11/fontgombault-sermon-for-feast-of-all.html
"Blessed Are They Who . . . " JOURNEY TO WISDOM - October 31, 2015 Sunday November 1, 2015 A Reflection on Matthew 5:1-12A, N.A.B. By: Larry T How can we define Christian spirituality? In his book, A Guide to Today's Spirituality, Father Richard J. Hauser, S.J. wrote: "At the heart of Christian spirituality is an adequate understanding of the self. Spirituality is our effort with grace to become what we have been created by the Lord to be; we must grasp who we truly are in order to know what we are to become." Does being spiritual and ...http://journeytowisdom-ocbs.blogspot.com/2015/10/blessed-are-they-who.html
Blessed Are the Pure of Heart – A Reflection on an Often Misunderstood Beatitude and Virtue COMMUNITY IN MISSION - August 25, 2015 One of the beatitudes taught by Jesus is often misunderstood, largely due to the popular translations of it from the Greek text: "Blessed are the pure of heart," or "Blessed are the clean of heart." Let's look at three facets of the beatitude: its fundamental meaning, its focus, and the freedom it gives. I. Fundamental Meaning – While the words "pure" and "clean," are not inauthentic translations of the Greek word καθαρός ( katharos ), ...http://blog.adw.org/2015/08/blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart-a-reflection-on-an-often-misunderstood-beatitude-and-virtue/
Blessed Are You Blog Tour SPIRITUAL WOMAN - August 14, 2015 Blessed are You: Finding Inspiration from our Sisters in Faith by Melanie Rigney examines each of the beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew and offers the example of four female saints or blesseds who put that beatitude into practice. Living the beatitudes are "a way to follow Jesus. They lay out an exceedingly difficult way to live," but these women show us that it is doable. Also, the beatitudes are in the present tense." Rigney reminds ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/SPBgN/~3/VAdIvfILsX4/blessed-are-you-blog-tour.html