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A Personal Testimony From Paul
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
A Personal Testimony From Paul

 

Today’s Readings
Today we begin a lectio cursiva of Paul’s first letter to Timothy. Below are links to articles on the web relevant to the letter. Following it is an outline of the chapter where …

Colossians 3:12-17 Christ Is All In All
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
Colossians 3:12-17  Christ Is All In All

 

Today’s Readings
What does it mean that Christ is my all? Or that in the community of faith, there are no longer Scythians, or free men but that “Christ is all in all?” In Colossians …

Colossians 3:1-11 A Life Hidden In Christ
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 21:11 | 3 Comments
Colossians 3:1-11   A Life Hidden In Christ

Today’s Readings
We are already aware of the idea that for Paul, the Christian’s baptism has united him/her to the death and resurrection of Christ. This is precisely what he says in Colossians 2:11-15, specifically in …

Christ Is Our All
Tuesday, 8 Sep, 2009 – 1:36 | One Comment
Christ Is Our All

Colossians 2:6-15 would have been today’s first reading if not for the Feast of the Birth of Our Lady. I write about this selection for the purpose of illustrating how to outline discursive materials found …

The Birthday of Mama Mary
Tuesday, 8 Sep, 2009 – 0:26 | 2 Comments
The Birthday of Mama Mary

Links to articles about the Birth of the Virgin Mary

Catholic Encyclopedia: The Nativity of Mary
The page contains information on the history of the Feast. The feast originated from the Eastern churches and became part …

Col. 1:24-2:3 The Mystery that Paul Proclaims
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | One Comment
Col. 1:24-2:3    The Mystery that Paul Proclaims

Today’s Readings
The selection from Colossians 1:24–2:3 can be outlined as follows:

The Mystery for which Paul Struggles (24–27)

Paul rejoices in his sufferings for the Church (24)
which he serves as a minister of the word of God …

Col. 1:21-23 The Colossians: Before and After
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | One Comment
Col. 1:21-23  The Colossians:  Before and After

Today’s Readings
The transitional character of 1 Colossians 1:21-23 is already known. Verses 21-22 is a description of the state of the Colossians before and after they received the Gospel. Before the Gospel, they were …

Hymn to Christ Glorified
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 19:28 | One Comment
Hymn to Christ Glorified

Today’s Readings
Colossians 1:15-20 is a hymn that was already used in the liturgy and incorporated in the letter to the Colossians as part of its introductory thanksgiving. The place of the hymn within this opening …