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The Kingdom is for Children
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Kingdom is for Children

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Joshua 24:14-28
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 16
Gospel Reading: Matthew 19:13-15

The Covenantal Vows of Israel
Joshua 24:14-28 which follows the recital of saving events can be divided into two parts: (a) the response …

A History of God’s Love
Friday, 12 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
A History of God’s Love

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Joshua 24:1-13
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 136
Gospel Reading: Matthew 19:3-12

The outline of Joshua 24

the gathering at Sichem (1)
Joshua’s recital of saving events

Call of Abraham; the birth of Isaac(2-3)
Isaac and …

Readings from August 8-13, 2011
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
Readings from August 8-13, 2011

This week’s lectio cursiva will be broken up by the celebration of the feast of St. Lawrence the Deacon. The Old Testament selections will be taken from the moment Moses makes the ark of …

The Episode of the Spies (Numbers 13-14)
Wednesday, 3 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
The Episode of the Spies (Numbers 13-14)

The twelve spies sent representing the twelve tribes of Israel return with good news and bad news. The good news is that the land was indeed a land flowing with milk and honey, with abundance of resources. The bad news is that it is inhabited by people who are superior in size and stronger than Israel.