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I CHOSE YOU - The Good News 5.14.15

I CHOSE YOU – The Good News 5.14.15

John 15:9-17 

There are times in everyone’s life, usually when things are not going well, that we wonder why we are here and what life is all about.  176 more words

Gospel Reflection

Am I a spiritual sluggard?

Proverbs 20:4 “Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.”

“These type of verses don’t apply to me.” I’ve always read similar warnings in Proverbs and immediately thought that. 400 more words

Scripture Reflection

Sticks and Stones

At the start of each day, the universal Church throughout the world prays Psalm 95 in Morning Prayer—a stirring song of praise and thanksgiving for the Lord our savior, the creator of all that exists, the one before whom we stand in awe, the one to whom we owe all gratitude. 1,350 more words


Pruning to Remain – The Good News 5.6.15

Pruning to Remain – The Good News 5.6.15

John 15:1-8

In today’s Gospel reading Jesus gives us spiritual advice using agricultural metaphors. There is no allegorical interpretation needed, because he gives us the answers: 308 more words


Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing

‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.’ 446 more words


4th Sunday of Easter 2015 - The Good News - 4.26.15

4th Sunday of Easter 2015.

SJO will resume “The Good News Blog” this coming May.  In the meantime, please click on the above link for this past Sunday’s gospel reflection written by Fr. 17 more words


A Weighty, Shining Glory

Ps 105:3-4 NIV, “Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” 221 more words