Evangelizing Moments

Evangelizing Moments    by Joe Bland Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time Malachi 3:19-20A Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 Luke 21:5-19 What? “…I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.” (Luke 21:15) “But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice…

Evangelizing Moments

Evangelizing Moments    by Joe Bland Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5  Luke 20: 27-38 What?: “But I in justice shall behold your face; on waking I shall be content in your presence.” (Psalm 17:15 emphasis mine) Is there a resurrection to…

Evangelizing Moments

Evangelizing Moments    by Joe Bland Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time Wisdom 11:22-12:2 Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 2:2 Luke 19:1-10 What? “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10) Why did Zacchaeus climb the tree? Why don’t more people see Jesus? So…

Evangelizing Moments

Evangelizing Moments     by Joe Bland Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 What? “…for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14) What does it mean to be real? So what? What makes a person holy, I…

Evangelizing Moments

Evangelizing Moments    by Joe Bland Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time Exodus 17:8-13 Psalm 121: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 What? “I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8) What do you do…