Category Archives: Reflections on the Readings

June 21, 2015 – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ransomed, Healed, Restored, Forgiven! By Dennis S. Hankins Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. My title comes from the first verse of one of … Continue reading

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June 14, 2015 – Year B – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Kingdom Seed By Dennis S. Hankins And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he … Continue reading

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May 31, 2015 – Year B The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The Living God By Dennis S. Hankins For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the … Continue reading

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May 24, 2015 – Year B – Pentecost Sunday

Like The Rush of a Mighty Wind By Dennis S. Hankins When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and … Continue reading

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May 3, 2015 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Alive in Christ By Dennis S. Hankins Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do … Continue reading

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April 26, 2015 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Great and Good Shepherd By Dennis S. Hankins I am the good shepherd. (John 10:11) In the Old Testament, the Law and the Prophets and the Psalms speak of God as the shepherd of Israel. The familiar love and … Continue reading

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April 19, 2015 – Year B – Third Sunday of Easter

It is I – Handle Me! By Dennis S. Hankins Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, … Continue reading

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April 12, 2015 – Sunday of Divine Mercy

The Unity of the Faith By Dennis S. Hankins Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Acts 4:32 The story of Easter continues! Alleluia! The power of Jesus and his triumph over death, hell, … Continue reading

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April 5, 2015 – Year B – The Resurrection of the Lord

Heaven On Earth By Dennis S. Hankins If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not … Continue reading

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March 29, 2015 – Year B – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Thy Will Be Done By Dennis S. Hankins And they went to a place which was called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and … Continue reading

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