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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

January 19, 2014: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel: John 1:29-34 John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.” John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from …

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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

Pentecost Sunday: May 19, 2013 Gospel: John 20:19-23 OR John 14:15-16, 23B-26 John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he …

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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 5, 2013 Gospel: John 14:23-29 Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. “I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind …

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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

Third Sunday of Easter: April 14, 2013 Gospel: John 21:1-19 At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We also will come with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the …

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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday: April 7, 2013 Gospel: John 20:19-31 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had …

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How Do I Get Into THAT Group?

“He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.”  This verse appears at the beginning of John 13, and we heard it recently at Holy Thursday Mass.    For some reason, this line jumped off the page at me during Holy Week, even more than the image of Jesus’ self-awareness about his power before stooping to wash feet. There is an incredible intimacy about this line – Jesus loved his own until the end.  The Greek word here is just as strong, idios, which literally means pertaining to one’s self, or …

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