Fear Not!

 
Friday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 12:1-7

(this preaching was first heard on theWord on 16 October, 2009)


When the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples,

“Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Mrs. Maria Curtis, OP

Maria is a lay Dominican who has just retired from being a music educator for 39 years and married for 40 years to my husband Bob, also a life professed Dominican. We both life professed in 1998. We have 3 children. Jessica is married to Jim. She is a 2nd gr. teacher and works wonderfully with her students who mostly come from low incomes and Spanish -speaking homes. Son Rob is married to Carrie RN. Rob teaches in a parochial school. Jenny is a senior in high school and sings wth Phx. Children's choir. I have served in music ministry, as a lector and RE teacher along with Dominican Lay formation.