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Thoughts on the Gospel 3



April Garris
The readings for this Sunday talk about a very lonely people.  The Gospel Reading:  

Gospel MK 1:40-45

A lepercame to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
touched him, and said to him,
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
Then, warning the him sternly, he dismissed him at once.
He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,

Those two running buddies

Preaching About Me - Advent 3

+Archbishop James Ssssslisbury Jr., OSB.
Greetings in the name of our Lord JESUS Christ, 
GOSPEL LK 3:10-18
The crowds asked John the Baptist,
"What should we do?"
He said to them in reply,
"Whoever has two cloaks
should share with the person who has none.
And whoever has food should do likewise."
Even tax collectors came to be baptized and they said to him,
"Teacher, what should we do?"
He answered them,
"Stop collecting more than what is prescribed.

First Sunday of Advent

Gospel Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
Jesus said to his disciples:
"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.

God use ordinary people "St. John the Baptist."

Greetings in the name of our Lord JESUS Christ,    
Gospel Lk 3:1-6
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,
when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea,
and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee,
and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region
of Ituraea and Trachonitis,
and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,
 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,
the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.

What is Truth

"Christ the King Sunday."   What is Truth?
Gospel Jn 18:33b-37
Pilatesaid toJesus,
"Are you theKingof the Jews?"
Jesus answered, "Do you say this on yourown
or haveotherstold you about me?"
Pilate answered, "I am not aJew, am I?
Your ownnationand the chiefpriestshanded you over to me.
What have youdone?"
Jesus answered, "Mykingdomdoes not belong to thisworld.
If my kingdomdidbelong to this world,


Greetings in the name of our Lord JESUS Christ,
+Archbishop James Salisbury Jr., OSB.
Mark 10:17-31

10:17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

10:18 Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

10:19 You know the commandments: 'You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.
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