John 1:2-3 – November 6, 2018

And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:2-3 NABRE      John in the opening of his gospel has a beautiful poem. It speaks about the eternity of God, the Word’s participation in creating the world, the Word’s activity in the world and in Israel and then John addresses the incarnation of the Word.…

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John 1:5 NABRE – October 20, 2018

the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 NABRE      The Gospel of John is about God, highlighting the relationship between Father and Son, how the Son is the incarnate Word and how they were together from the beginning and will be into eternity. It gives a view of Jesus ministry that is different from the other gospels. It presses the point that Jesus is God. It opens with…

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 – October 19, 2018

The last word, when all is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this concerns all humankind; Ecclesiastes 12:13 NABRE      Ecclesiastes is a wisdom book, the proverbs and counsels of the book come from a wise man’s experience; are incisive, realistic, loaded with common sense and always useful. The wise man author calls himself Preacher. Some of what is said in the book can be a little disconcerting, due to the thought that some…

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Psalms 119:11 – October 18, 2018

In my heart I treasure your promise, that I may not sin against you. Psalms 119:11 NABRE      Psalm 119 is designed for personal reading or meditation, not to be proclaimed in public, particularly as it is a very long psalm. It is a psalm that helps the prayerful reader to give thanks, to make supplication and to seek wisdom through contemplation of God’s goodness and gift to us all. The section of the psalm with…

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