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For 26 October 2020, Monday of week 30 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 13:10-17
Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, â€˜Woman, you are set free from your ailment.â€™ When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, â€˜There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.â€™ But the Lord answered him and said, â€˜You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?â€™ When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
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.
26 October 2020 @ 6:36 am
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
27 October 2020 @ 12:08 am
You nailed it, Marianne! Claire
27 October 2020 @ 12:12 am
Well said, Marianne! Thank you!
27 October 2020 @ 4:35 am
Your thoughts and words were well received. As a liberal, we need to remove the log from our eyes before we remove the splinter from the eyes of others. Why are not the major polluters in the world not even asked to save the planet from pollution; or, why is there a insurmountable wall around the Vatican state? Are we not the hypocrites Jesus is talking to?
27 October 2020 @ 4:45 am
Thank you! Well said. The issues of the world are complex and the better choice is always when the common good and the needs of people takes priority.
Ross A Hoffman
27 October 2020 @ 7:24 am
I wish this preaching moment could be televised, daily, on all major stations up to election day. What an enrichment that would be for so many who need to hear these truths. Thank you so much, dear Sister.
27 October 2020 @ 7:55 am
Thanks so much, Marianne. A wonderful integration of the Scripture with our lives today.
Congrats for that ! Beth
Mike Champlin, OP
27 October 2020 @ 10:34 am
Wow! You spoke to truth with clarity and conviction and did not â€˜sugar coatâ€™ anything. A prophetic homily!
Nick Punch, O.P.
27 October 2020 @ 10:35 am
Dear Marianne, We listened to your homily as part of our prayer, and you gave us plenty to pray about a week before the election. I am tired of a government with no care for the suffering especially in this time of pandemic with so many suffering and dying or unemployed or homeless. Thank you for your strong comments, I am sure Kamala Harris would be proud of you. With love, Nick Punch
Sr. Maryann Ronneburger
28 October 2020 @ 3:46 am
Thank you, Marianne. This is truly a powerful reflection…..a reminder of what we are called to as followers of Jesus. God bless you!
29 October 2020 @ 3:57 am
Thank God for courageous and bold preachers like you! Keep preaching Sister. Youâ€™re doing your part!
29 October 2020 @ 3:58 am
Thank God for courageous and bold preachers like you! Keep preaching Sister.
29 October 2020 @ 6:54 am
Thank you Sister. You are the voice and choice of my friends and family.
30 October 2020 @ 8:40 am
Thank you! So appropriate and so true!