Entries related to: the-gospels

Lent with Richard Rohr: Certain Eventual Results

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent | Readings: Isaiah 55:10–11; Matthew 6:7–15
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Lent with Richard Rohr: The Important Commandments Are Not Always Seen

Monday of the First Week of Lent | Readings: Leviticus 19:1–2, 11–18; Matthew 25:31–46
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Lent with Richard Rohr: Temptations Are Attractions to Partial Goods

First Sunday of Lent | Readings: Mark 1:12–15; Matthew 4:1–11; Luke 4:1–13
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Lent with Richard Rohr: A Double Punch

Saturday After Ash Wednesday | Isaiah 58:9b–14; Luke 5:27–32
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Lent with Richard Rohr: Our Amazing Capacity for Missing the Point

  Friday After Ash Wednesday | Readings: Isaiah 58:1–9a; Matthew 9:14–15 
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Lent with Richard Rohr: Decision Precedes Depth

  Thursday After Ash Wednesday | Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15–20; Luke 9:22–25
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Lent with Richard Rohr: Another Start!

  Reflection Download the audio here 2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2 It seems that we need beginnings, or everything eventually devolves and declines into unnecessary and sad endings. You were made for so much more!
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Saint Francis and the Marrow of the Gospel

Many people have lost heart today because we feel confused and powerless. The “powers and principalities” seem overwhelming: consumerism, racism, militarism, patriarchy, climate change, the corporate juggernaut. We feel helpless to choose our own lives, much less a common life, or to see any overarching meaning. The world is so complex, and we are so small. What can we do but let the waves of history carry us and try to keep afloat somehow? 
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The Rich Man and His Harvest: A Gospel Parable

There are 18 parables in the Gospel of Luke. One of the shortest ones contains one of the most powerful messages. It’s about the rich man who had a magnificent harvest. He faced a conundrum: “What shall I do with this fantastic harvest? My barns will never hold all of this since they still have some of last year’s harvest.” His solution makes sense and, in fact, helps him plan for what he anticipates will be big harvests for years to come.
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