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  • Manifesting The Real Presence

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 9, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,079 views

    The change in the bread and wine is not physically manifest; that means we have to show the change in our lives.

    Feast of Corpus Christi 14 June 2009 Urgent and important truths are often expressed in two words: heart attack, new-improved, te amo, you’re fired. The words have impact because they are engaging and brief. They grab our attention and focus it on the reality. They make us aware of some ...read more

  • God Writes His Law On Our Hearts. . .and Keeps Writing. . .and Writing. . .

    Contributed by Charles Wood on May 14, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,611 views

    God’s fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy about writing his law on our hearts is a project lasting our whole lives because we’re all like pesky computer documents or ink-resistant paper with, of course, no "Spell Check."

    5Th Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2009 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 The image from our first reading, of God writing his law on our hearts, is very consoling and meant to encourage us. This purpose becomes all the more clear by the passage’s ...read more

  • Does It Matter What You Do As Long As Your Intentions Are Good?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 20, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,948 views

    The latest meltdown on Wall Street illustrates that to be just, your intentions AND your actions must correspond to the good.

    Tuesday of 25th week in course 23 Sept 2008 Proverbs 21: 1-6 “Market meltdown. . .wild roller-coaster ride. . .investor lack of confidence. . .flight to safety. . .historic market swing.” Today we read Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart. Did the ...read more

  • Are You Ready For Christmas

    Contributed by Michael Nesmith on Dec 21, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,710 views

    A reflection and response to the age old question of, Are you ready for Christmas?

  • Desire

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,946 views

    In our Scriptures today, we see that thirst really means desire. And we all know the power of desire in our lives. Desire moves us to work, to love, to even kill.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 15 Third Sunday of Lent- Year A March 3, 2002 Readings: * Ex. 17:3-7 * Rom. 5:1-2, 5-8 * Jn. 4:5-42 Desire Thirst The overwhelming image that we are faced with today is one of thirst. Jesus’ meeting with the woman takes place around a ...read more

  • Walking With The Suffering Christ

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,034 views

    During this Lenten season we are asked to reflect on our Saviour’s suffering, death and resurrection. We are asked in some ways to walk with the one who suffered for us.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 14 Second Sunday of Lent- Year A February 24, 2002 Readings: * Gen. 12:1-4 * 2 Tim: 1:8-10 * Mt. 17: 1-9 Walking with the Suffering Christ Less Than Whole At the Nicene Council, an important church meeting in the 4th century A.D., of ...read more

  • Blind Spots

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,411 views

    Most of us have blind spots, presumptions, ideas and perceptions that we don’t even think about changing. These blind spots are major roadblocks in our spiritual journey.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 16 Fourth Sunday of Lent- Year A March 10, 2002 Readings: * 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 * Ephesians 5:8-14 * John 9:1-41 Blind Spots Helen Keller Someone once asked Helen Keller, who had been blind since the age of nineteen months, if ...read more

  • An Open Ear

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 965 views

    When, through our Baptism, we declared ourselves closely bound to Jesus Christ, we promised we would carefully listen to that same Jesus as we traveled on our life journey. Now, listening doesn’t just mean that we hear the words that someone else is speak

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 9 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year A January 20, 2002 Readings: * Is. 49:3, 5-6 * 1 Cor.1:1-3 * Jn. 1:29-34 An Open Ear The Follower’s Task As we move out of the Christmas season, we are asked to reflect on what it means to be a ...read more

  • Jesus' Picture Gallery

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,642 views

    The important thing is not to have just one image of Jesus. This would hardly do him justice. It would be the same as our parents showing their friend only one photograph of us.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. IV, Issue 3, No. 18 Third Sunday of Lent (Year B) March 26, 2000 Readings: * Exodus 20:1-17 * 1 Corinthians 1:18, 22-25 * John 2:13-25 Jesus’ Picture Gallery Baby Pictures One of the first things that new parents want to have is a picture of their baby. ...read more

  • Familiarity And Faith

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,161 views

    In today’s Gospel Jesus comes face to face with roadblocks. He has come to his hometown wanting to bring his extraordinary message of God’s love and forgiveness to his own former neighbours. But what happens? Roadblocks!

    Seeds for Sowing - Vol. IV - Issue 5, No. 33 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year (B) July 9, 2000 Readings: * Ezekiel 2:2-5 * 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 * Mark 6:1-6 Familiarity and Faith Roadblocks Have you ever come across a roadblock while driving your car? All of a sudden, ...read more

  • Seeing With New Eyes

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,151 views

    We need to constantly see God’s creation and all that is in it with new eyes.

    Third Sunday of Lent - Year C March 11th, 2007 Readings: * Exod. 3:1-8a, 13-15 * 1 Cor. 10:1-6, 10-12 * Lk. 13:1-9 Seeing With New Eyes Repent In English, most of us understand the word "repent" in a very limited way. We often use this word as if it had only one small, restricted ...read more

  • Absence And Presence

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,088 views

    How we deal with absence and presence can affect how we relate to Jesus.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. XI, Issue 2, No. 14 Ascension of the Lord - Year C May 20th, 2007 Readings: * Acts 1:1-11 * Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 * Lk. 24:46-53 Absence And Presence Separation Separation is something that all of us must deal with, many times in our lives. All of us ...read more

  • Mercy - Love's Other Name

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,319 views

    Mercy and love are two sides of the same coin.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. XI, Issue 2, No. 9 Second Sunday of Easter - Year C Divine Mercy Sunday April 15th, 2007 Readings: * Acts 5:12 - 16 * Rev. 1:9 - 11a, 12-13, 17-19 * Jn. 20:19-31 Mercy-Love’s Other Name Divine Mercy Sunday A few years ago, Pope John Paul II declared that ...read more

  • Jesus' Gift Of Peace

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,139 views

    The roles of fear and peace in our lives.

    Sixth Sunday of Easter - Year C May 13th, 2007 Readings: * Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 * Rev. 21:10-14, 22-23 * Jn. 14:23-29 Jesus’ Gift of Peace Another Look Sometimes it is a good thing to take a second look at basic realities in our lives. We can either get some new insight into life or ...read more

  • The Gift Of Lent

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,844 views

    Lent should be a springtime in our spiritual lives.

    First Sunday of Lent - Year C February 25th, 2007 Readings: * Deut. 26:4-10 * Rom 10:8-13 * Lk. 4:1-13 The Gift of Lent Jack, the painter, often would thin his paint so it would go further. So when the Church decided to do some deferred maintenance, Jack was able to put in the low ...read more