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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All Evil Comes from Within.

The three readings from the Lectionary for this Sunday the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary time; Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8, James 1:17-18 and Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 have a common thread that can be recognized reading them together. In the first reading Moses, the author expresses the laws of God are fair. This was heard at a time when fair was not as in vogue as it is today. The rich had everything, and there was no way for someone poor to…

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