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Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus passes judgment on towns who have failed to believe in him and his signs: “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.” 

This Gospel and the verses leading up to it also contain a word for us. What is the first thing that the minister should do upon entering a city? “Cure the sick there.” Christ is Soter, healer of both body and spirit. So many of the saints were healers; so many of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother lead to healing.

Another great task of the Church is to proclaim, “The kingdom of God is at hand.” The Church is an announcing, proclaiming, evangelizing organism. What we proclaim is that, in Jesus Christ, a whole new way of ordering things has appeared, that God, in Christ, is drawing all things to himself. The great ordering principles of the world—money, fame, power, sex, pleasure—are overthrown. A new King has come, a new way of organizing life. Love, inclusion, compassion, nonviolence, forgiveness, especially of enemies—this is now the way sanctioned by God. 

Gospel Reflections

Meditate on Daily Gospel Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron

26th week of Ordinary Time

Friday

September 30

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Thursday

September 29

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Wednesday

September 28

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Tuesday

September 27

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Monday

September 26

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Sunday

September 25

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25th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

September 24

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Friday

September 23

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Thursday

September 22

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Wednesday

September 21

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Tuesday

September 20

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Monday

September 19

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Sunday

September 18

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24th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

September 17

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Friday

September 16

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Thursday

September 15

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Wednesday

September 14

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Exaltation of the Cross

Tuesday

September 13

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Monday

September 12

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Sunday

September 11

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23rd week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

September 10

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Friday

September 9

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Thursday

September 8

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday

September 7

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Tuesday

September 6

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Monday

September 5

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Sunday

September 4

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22nd week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

September 3

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Friday

September 2

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Thursday

September 1

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Wednesday

August 31

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Tuesday

August 30

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Monday

August 29

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Sunday

August 28

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21st week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

August 27

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Friday

August 26

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Thursday

August 25

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Wednesday

August 24

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Tuesday

August 23

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Monday

August 22

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Sunday

August 21

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20th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

August 20

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Friday

August 19

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Thursday

August 18

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Wednesday

August 17

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Tuesday

August 16

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Monday

August 15

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Assumption of Mary

Sunday

August 14

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