Author: CM

3 August 2022

  Thus says the Lord:The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness;when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away.I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. From Jeremiah 31: 1-7 (NRSV) Although we often hear of Jeremiah’s reputation as a prophet of doom,…
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2 August 2022

Thus says the Lord:I am going to restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob, and have compassion on his dwellings;the city shall be rebuilt upon its mound, and the citadel set on its rightful site.Out of them shall come thanksgiving, and the sound of merrymakers. From Jeremiah 30:1-2,12-15,18-22, NRSV Today’s reading comes from a part of…
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1 August 2022

And the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah, ‘Listen, Hananiah, the Lord has not sent you, and you made this people trust in a lie. Therefore thus says the Lord: I am going to send you off the face of the earth. Within this year you will be dead, because you have spoken rebellion against the Lord.’ In that…
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31 July 2022 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. because sometimes one who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave all to be enjoyed by another who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. What do mortals get from all the toil and…
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30 July 2022

But as for me, here I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you. Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will be bringing innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the Lord sent me to you to speak…
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29 July 2022

You shall say to them: Thus says the Lord: If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have set before you, and to heed the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you urgently—though you have not heeded— then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will…
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28 July 2022

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: ‘Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he…
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27 July 2022

And I will make you to this people    a fortified wall of bronze;they will fight against you,    but they shall not prevail over you,for I am with you    to save you and deliver you, says the Lord.I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked,    and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless. From…
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26 July 2022

You shall say to them this word:Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease,for the virgin daughter—my people—is struck down with a crushing blow, with a very grievous wound.If I go out into the field, look—those killed by the sword!And if I enter the city, look—those sick with…
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25 July 2022 Saint James, Apostle

We are only the earthenware jars that hold this treasure, to make it clear that such an overwhelming power comes from God and not from us. From 2 Corinthians 4: 7-15 NRSV This is a beautiful and reassuring image! All of us have gifts and each of us is given many opportunities to use them…
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