Monthly Archives: February 2015

Audio Readings February 27, 2015 1st Week of Lent

Ezekiel 18:21-28 Psalm 130:1-8 Matthew 5:20-26 Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20) In 1912, George Horine leaped two meters skyward during an Olympic trial. Usually, … Continue reading

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Audio Readings February 25, 2015 1st Week of Lent

Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8 Matthew 7:7-12 How much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. (Matthew 7:11) For some people, prayer is sort of like a trip to the casino. Pop … Continue reading

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Audio Readings February 25, 2015 1st Week of Lent

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 Jonah 3:1-10 Luke 11:29-32 1st Week of Lent A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn. (Psalm 51:19) Imagine a group of nuns building a chapel by hand. They have one cart between … Continue reading

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Audio Readings February 24, 2015 1st Week of Lent

Isaiah 55:10-11 Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19 Matthew 6:7-15 My word … shall not return to me void. (Isaiah 55:11) For thousands of years, politicians and merchants have made claims about what they or their products can do. And some of us … Continue reading

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Audio Readings February 23 , 2015 1st Week of Lent

Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18 Psalm 19:8-10, 15 Matthew 25:31-46 If the Lord wills it, we shall live to do this or that. (James 4:15) Using an expression that goes back to the primitive Church, many Arab Christians end their conversations with … Continue reading

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Audio Readings February 22,2015 1st Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm 25:4-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15 I will establish my covenant with you. (Genesis 9:11) The story of Noah and the Great Flood assures us that destruction is never God’s final word. Whatever “death” we experience—whatever “death” he … Continue reading

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Audio Readings Februaruy 20, 2015 Friday after Ash Wednesday

Isaiah 58:1-9 Psalm 51:3-6, 18-19 Matthew 9:14-15 Then your light shall break forth like the dawn. (Isaiah 58:8) A frail, elderly widow living alone was visited by her son, who had been traveling for a long time. Opening the front … Continue reading

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