Year C, Lectionary 78
"Consider, for a moment, if your sources of hope and trust shift between good times and bad. When things are going well, are you more likely to trust in yourself and depend on your own resources? When you are in a bind and find yourself in trouble, are you more likely to turn to God for strength and comfort?"
Michael Leen. "Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time." Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. February 13, 2022
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20
Luke 6:17, 20-26
"In December, a young widow died of Hepatitis B in the Palabek refugee settlement camp here in northern Uganda. She was 34 years old and she left behind four children, ages 10 months to 14 years old. Her brother Charles and his wife Gloria (seen in the photo) took in the children as if it were no big deal – even as poor as they are (and they have four kids of their own). God..."
Fr. John Barth, MM. "Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time." Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. February 17, 2019
“To be able to love and accept ourselves, to give someone else the support of love and maybe some guidance if it is needed, even to be able to make someone feel better about themselves, is to bring a kind of healing that is very real and very important. It may not be spectacular but it can still be a miracle.”
Fr. Gordian Marshall. "A Sermon that Heals." Torch. February 11, 2001
“it is through transcending the trappings of this material world that we live in that we are truly blessed in finding our ultimate reward in Christ Jesus and the kingdom of God”
Toni Janke. "Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time." Australian Women Preach. February 13, 2022
Richard Rohr. "What the world would look like if Jesus' worldview was in control." Center for Action and Contemplation. February 17, 2019
“It is significant that Jeremiah’s oracle does not say that the “one who trusts in the Lord” will not experience heat or drought, but rather that he will stay green in the midst of it”
John Bergsma. "The Upside Down Kingdom." The Sacred Page. February 12, 2022
"So begins the prose introduction to Michael Quoist’s Poem, “There Are Two Loves Only.” That title and the poem crystalize today’s readings. Selections from the poem are printed in bold through today’s reflection."
Mary Ortwein. "Two Loves Only." A Catholic Moment. February 12, 2022