What do you want? Not to be Alone

This week we begin a new four week series including the readings over the next four weeks. The series is called; “What do you want?” It is the question Jesus asks Bartimaeus who is blind and seeking Jesus’ assistance. It is a question Jesus asks all of us. So as we start it would be good if you take some time and reflect on what it is you want. God, the creator of the universe…

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It Comes from Within – in Jesus Name

The reflections over the last four weeks have focused on what comes from within. The first week we reflected on the message from Jesus that everything that defiles comes from within. Evil cannot come from anything that comes from the outside. Rather it is our heart that leads us and if we allow it to be touched by evil then we risk acting in an evil way. Therefore we should always protect our heart. Three…

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It Comes from Within – Radical Hospitality

The reflections over the last three weeks have focused on what comes from within. The first week we reflected on the message from Jesus that everything that defiles comes from within. Evil cannot come from anything that comes from the outside. Rather it is our heart the leads us and if we allow it to be touched by evil then we risk acting in an evil way. Therefore we should always protect our heart. Two…

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It Comes from Within – Service

For the past two weeks our reflections have focused on what comes from within. The first week we reflected on the message from Jesus that everything that defiles comes from within. Evil cannot come from anything that comes from the outside. Rather it is our heart that leads us and if we allow it to be touched by evil then we risk acting in an evil way. Therefore we should always protect our heart from…

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It Comes from Within – Judgment

In last week’s reflection we looked at the heart, how all things that defile start in the heart. This week we continue looking at what comes from within. The stories shared in the readings make a point of being dependent on how we see and hear things. The three readings from the Lectionary for this Sunday the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary time; have a common thread that can be recognized reading them together. Isaiah 35:4-7a; Ps…

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