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Gospel Reflections C

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 96 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:18-24 Gospel Summary Luke starts his Gospel with “when Jesus was praying.” In the Gospel of Luke, this is a signal that a significant event is about to occur. Jesus asks the disciples, who were with him, who the crowds say that he is. After hearing the responses, Jesus asks who they, the disciples, say that he is....

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 622 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Gospel Summary Mary, now pregnant with Jesus, went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth. Elizabeth, too, carried a baby who would later be known as John the Baptist. When Mary greeted her cousin, John leaped for joy in his mother's womb. Luke used this image to let his audience know that John recognized Jesus as...

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 689 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary God shows favor to Mary and this is a rather remarkable thing since she is not very high up the social ladder of her day. It is after all Joseph who is a direct descendant of David. Mary can't even claim a noble ancestry. She is woman and a young and poor one at that. She cannot even find...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 587 (Mass during the Day) Read the Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80 Gospel Summary Earlier in Luke's gospel we learn that Elizabeth and Zechariah are elderly, but miraculously are expecting a baby. When an angel tells Zechariah that he will have a son, Zechariah questions how that can be. Because he questioned the angel, he was silenced until the...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 93 Read the Gospel: Luke 7:36—8:3 Gospel Summary There is no doubt that Simon, the Pharisee, prided himself in his religion. He followed the laws and thought himself a very devout person. Therefore, it bothered him that such a sinful woman would join the dinner in his home. It especially annoyed him that his guest, Jesus, allowed her to stay...

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Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 543 Read the Gospel: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Gospel Summary After a long list of lineage, Matthew explains in this gospel passage that Jesus is the son of Joseph who descended from David's throne. Joseph was promised to Mary in marriage and that promise at the time of Mary and Joseph, meant almost the same thing as being married. If a person...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 545 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary In his infancy narrative, Luke has several purposes when he tells of Gabriel's visit to Mary. Luke wants to be clear that the origin of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament. He wants to be sure his audience understands the divine origin of Jesus. Luke reports the announcement of Gabriel...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 99 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 Gospel Summary Jesus began his return and final journey to Jerusalem in today's Gospel. He first had to go through Samaria where he was most unwelcome because he was traveling to Jerusalem's temple where the Samaritans would not go. The irony of this inhospitality is that Jesus would not be welcomed in the...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 102 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Gospel Summary Jesus sent out seventy-two disciples to spread the Good News and continue the work Jesus had begun. They had not yet experienced the Good News of the resurrection, but following Jesus, they proclaimed that the Kingdom of God was at hand and healed the sick. Jesus had them pack light,...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 105 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 Gospel Summary Jesus was tested by a lawyer who wanted to prove that he was a good person. Assuming that he knew the answer, he asked Jesus what one must do to have eternal life. Jesus coaxed from the man what was the greatest commandment: To love our neighbor as we love ourselves. But the man asked Jesus to...

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