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18 Sunday C - Liturgy

Greetings
There is only Christ:
he is everything  and he is in everything.
He has brought us back to true life.
May his grace and peace be with you.
R/ And also with you.


Introduction by the Celebrant
 
A. What Are We Living for?
What do we consider most important in life? The message of today confronts us with this question. And it is basic for our Christian living. Are there more important things for us than money, goods, and power? Do we find love of God and neighbor, friendship and affection, and concern for each other greater and lasting and worthy of living for? What is the answer we give Jesus today?

18 Sunday C: True Treasures & Riches


Script Reading
Gospel Text: Luke 12:13-21

Judge the Three Persons

Can you judge who is the better person out of these 3 ?

Mr A - He had friendship with bad politicians, consults astrologers, two wives, chain smoker, drinks eight to 10 times a day.

I have Learned ..... from Life

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A Fiery Sermon in Silence

THE SILENT SERMON


A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going.  After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him.

It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire.  Guessing the reason for his pastor's visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.

The pastor made himself at home but said nothing.  In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs.  After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent.

The host watched all this in quiet contemplation.  As the one lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more.  Soon it was cold and dead.
Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting.  The pastor glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave.  He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire.  Immediately it began to glow, once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, ’Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I will be back in church next Sunday'.

We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little.  Consequently, few listen.  Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left unspoken.


What is most valuable is not WHAT we have in our lives, but WHO we have in our lives.


Good Fish Sold Here

Jack decided to open a new shop for selling fish. And he had a nice sign put up outside his shop which read, "Good Fish Sold Here".

A man walking by noticed the sign and suggested to him: "Obviously, you're selling fish here and not in Timbuktu. Why would you need to write "Here"? So Jack painted off "Here".

THE HOT WATER BOTTLE - From Africa

THE HOT WATER BOTTLE – A True Story By Helen Roseveare, Missionary to Africa

One night, in Central Africa, I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all that we could do, she died leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying, two-year-old daughter.

God doesn't Change

God is God:
๐ŸฝHe doesnt care about *age*, no wonder he blessed Abraham.
๐ŸฝHe doesnt care about *experience*, no wonder he chose David.
๐ŸฝHe doesnt care about *gender,* no wonder he lifted Esther.
๐ŸฝHe doesnt care about *your past*, no wonder he called Paul.
๐ŸฝHe doesnt care about *your physical appearance*, no wonder he chose Zacchaeus
(the shortest one).

17 Sunday C: Liturgy

Greetings
Those are sons and daughters of God
who are led by the Spirit of God.
We have received a Spirit
who makes us God's children
and who make us cry out: Father!
May this Spirit be always with you.
R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant
A. Speaking To Our FatherThe first lengthy prayer we learned as children, and the prayer we still pray most often, is probably the "Our Father." Is it more than a formula to us? Is it to us, as it was for Jesus, a word of warmth and tenderness, and a cry of trust and close relationship? With Jesus we stand here before our Father and with the Spirit in our hearts we call out: "Father, our Father!"

Trees in Seasons: Seasons of Life

๐Ÿ‘ด​ There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly.

๐Ÿ—บ So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

❄ The first son went in the winter
๐ŸŒฟ the second in the spring
☀ the third in summer
and
๐Ÿ‚ the youngest son in the fall.

๐Ÿ—ƒ When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

๐Ÿ‘‰​ The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

๐Ÿ‘‰​ The second son said, "no it was covered with green buds and full of promise".

๐Ÿ‘‰​ The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

๐Ÿ‘‰​ The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

17 Sunday C: Teach Us to Pray

Receiving Communion can itself be a moment of prayer - a dialogue between God and us and so proper reception is called for.  Watch the video:

WISE WORDS FROM A GREAT THINKER AND OBSERVER!!

*Buffalos kill 7 people every year.*
*Lions kill 500 people every year.*
*Hippos kill 800 people every year.*
*Spiders kill 5000 people every year.*
*Scorpions kill 7000 people every year.*
*Snakes kill 10000 people every year.*

*And then, surprisingly,*

UBUNTU - I'm because We're

The motivation behind name given to *Ub byuntu Operating System.*

An Anthropologist proposed one game to the African tribal children.

He placed a basket of sweets and Candy's near a tree.

And made them stand 100 metres away.

God takes the ordinary and makes them Extra-ordinary

๐Ÿ‘ฉRuth was a Gentile๐Ÿ˜ญ but God made her an ancestor of Jesus.๐Ÿ‘ฉ
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๐Ÿ‘ฐEsther was a foreigner๐Ÿ˜ณ but God made her a Queen.๐Ÿ‘ธ
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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑDaniel was a slave๐Ÿ˜ท but God made him a Prime Minister.๐Ÿ˜Ž
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๐Ÿ‘‘David was a forgotten shepherd๐Ÿ but God made him a King.๐Ÿ‘‘
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๐ŸŽ‹Moses was a stutterer ๐Ÿ˜ช but God made him a Leader.๐Ÿ‘ฎ
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๐Ÿ™Peter was a fisherman๐Ÿ‹ but God made him a Forceful Preacher.๐Ÿ“ข
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๐Ÿ™Paul was a murderer๐Ÿ’‚ but God made him the first Pope.๐Ÿ‡
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☝Remember there is so much in you๐Ÿ‘‰ that God wants to bring it out. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€Yield to Him.

Flying Kites and Life without strings

Mother  is  flying  a  kite.
Her son is watching her carefully.

After some time son says "mom.
Because of the string the kite is not able to go any further higher.

Family Problems๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Two men, an American and an Indian were sitting in a bar and discussing about their family problems..๐Ÿ˜œ
Shot after shot...

Inseparable "Twins": The Jaguar and the Dog!


Incredible chase of Cheetah-Gazelle ends into a Toyota


THE PEARL NECKLACE!!!

There was this pretty 8 year-old girl who was checking out at a store with her mother and saw a plastic pearl necklace. She wanted that necklace very badly and when she asked her mother if she would buy it for her, her mother said, "Well, it is a pretty necklace, but it costs an awful lot of money. I'll buy you the necklace provided when we get home you can clean up your room & your bed. Okay?"

Discipleship in Luke's Gospel: 11 Sundays Readings

1. First the disciples witness the Lord's mission:
    a. Raising the dead (Sunday 10 C)
    b. Mercy on the woman in Simon's house (Sunday 11 C)
2. Then they recognize him as the Messiah (Peter) (12C)
3. Now he calls them, asking them to leave behind everything else - all attachments (13 C)
4. They are ready now to be sent out with a mission. They go in pairs with a mission. (14C)
5. Their mission is to be a neighbour to all. Who's my neighbour? Jews and gentiles, men and women, whites and blacks, saints and sinners. (15 C)
6. As disciples, we need to balance between our work and worship, action and contemplation. Mary and Martha. (16 C)

We reap what we sow: Violence and Faith Expressions

Billy Graham's  daughter was interviewed on the  Early Show and  Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let  something like this happen?" (regarding the  attacks on Sept. 11).  Anne Graham gave  an extremely profound and insightful  response. She said "I believe God is deeply saddened by  this, just as we are, but for years we've been  telling God to get out of our schools, to get  out of our government and to get  out of our  lives.  And being the  gentleman He is, I believe He has  calmly backed out. 
 

16 Sunday C - Hospitality & Contemplation

Greetings
To us is proclaimed in this assembly
the mystery of God.
That mystery is Christ among us.
He speaks his word of wisdom to us.
May we listen to his words
and may Christ our Lord be with you.
R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant
A. Jesus, Our Host And Guest 
How hospitable to people are we in reality? How many people are there about whom we say: I will never allow this person to set foot in my home? And when people are my guests, do I just fuss about them, stuffing them with all sorts of good things but having no time to listen to them? Let's look at our host Jesus in this Eucharist and listen to what he says about hospitality.

16 Sunday C: Mary and Martha: Work and Worship


Gospel Text: Luke 10:38-42
Jesus & Martha
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Michel de Verteuil
General Textual Comments
Here is another very famous story which you must meditate on personally, letting yourself be guided by your feelings.
The passage has given rise to deep and sometimes mystical interpretations, but at root it is a simple story of human relationships and your meditation must start there.
You may like to focus on Jesus. See him as a model human being, receiving the hospitality of the sisters, accepting the love of Mary, teaching Martha wisdom, kindly but firmly.

15th Sunday C- Liturgy

1. The Law Is in Your Heart 2. Prove Yourself a Neighbor Greeting (See Second Reading)

May the Word of God be very near to us in our mouths and in our hearts, and may Jesus, the living Word and our Lord, always be with you. R/ And also with you.


Introduction by the Celebrant

15 Sunday C::Good Samaritan


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Michel de VerteuilGeneral Textual Comments
The gospel text for the Sunday is taken mainly with the parable of the Good Samaritan, one of the most famous of all of Jesus’ parables.