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 – 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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Zephaniah 3:17 – August 23, 2018

The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior, Who will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, Who will sing joyfully because of you, Zephaniah 3:17 NABRE      . Zephaniah is a prophet who ministered in Jerusalem in the beginning years of 600 BC. The central idea of his prophecy was around the day of Judgement. His prophecy begins warning of the wrath of the Lord over the wrong…

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