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God sees the honesty of my heart



Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings.


Today’s Gospel (Luke 6:39-42) gives us some of the passages of the discourse which Jesus pronounced on the plain after having spent the night in prayer and after He had called the twelve to be His apostles. Many of the sayings in this discourse had already been pronounced on other occasions, but Luke, imitating Matthew, puts them together in this Sermon on the Plain.


My world can be transformaded ik I take Jesus seriously

My world can be transformed if I take Jesus seriously. 

Blessed are the poor people!



Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings.


God's way of acting surprises and makes you think!



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Their religious practice lacked compassion and love



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The Gospel today (Luke 6:6-11) should be seen in the context of the last sentence of Saturday’s gospel, ‘The Son of Man’ is master of the Sabbath.


Today we have the story of how Jesus has his priorities right. He wonderfully restored a withered hand to normality. The scribes and Pharisees are caught up with protocol and structures of the Law and miss the point completely of the need of someone who is handicapped.


A change of liberation and joy



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In today’s gospel (Luke 5:33-39) Jesus ran into a problem when He began His ministry almost 2000 years ago. At the very outset of what he was trying to do, he received criticism for trying to do things differently, for trying to change things. Time after time, the Jewish leaders and religious people of that day questioned Jesus, and even condemned Him, for trying to do something new. We see one of these incidents in todays’ story and Jesus responds to their questioning with a parable


Can you hear with your eyes, hands, heart or ears that God is calling you?



Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.


Jesus drive out the power of evil and restores



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Jesus' goal is to accept excluded people



Today we begin the meditation on the Gospel of Luke, which will extend three months until the end of the liturgical year. Today’s Gospel (Luke 4:16-30) speaks about Jesus’ visit to Nazareth and the presentation of His program to the people of the synagogue. At first the people were amazed. But immediately, when they became aware that Jesus wanted to accept all, without excluding anyone, people rebelled and wanted to kill Him.


Time is important for repentance



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In Matthew 25:1-13, Jesus tells the Parable of the Ten Virgins, this message from the text asks the crucial question are we ready for Christ's return? There are several things we need to consider before we attempt to answer this question.