Sunday favorites

Ezekiel 22:28-30: “Its prophets have smeared whitewash on their behalf, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord has not spoken. The people of the land have practised extortion and committed robbery; they have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the alien without redress.” [Read more...]

Sunday favorites

Mark 7:31-37: “He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’” [Read more...]

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Mark 7:24-30: “He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ But she answered him, ‘Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’” [Read more...]

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Jeremiah 22:3 — “Thus says the Lord: Act with justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. ” [Read more...]

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Exodus 23:9: “You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.” [Read more...]

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Ecclesiastes 7:1-2: “A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death, than the day of birth. … for this is the end of everyone, and the living will lay it to heart.” [Read more...]

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Hosea 11:1-11: “My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute my fierce anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.” [Read more...]

Sunday favorites

The Breastplate of St. Patrick: “Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me …” [Read more...]


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