Category: Word of the Lord

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Increase Our Faith – Luke 17:5—10  The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Who among you

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lazarus and the Rich Man – Luke 16:19—31 Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parable of the Dishonest Steward – Luke 16:1—13 Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said, ‘What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin and the Lost Son – Luke 15:1—32 Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So to them he addressed

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Cost of Being a Disciple – Luke 14:25—33 Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus at a Pharisee’s House – Luke 14:1, 7—14 On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Narrow Gate – Luke 13:22—30  Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I Have Come to Set the Earth on Fire – Luke 12:49—53 Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parable of the Faithful Servant – Luke 12:32—48 Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parable of the Rich Fool – Luke 12:13—21  Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against

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