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August 18, 2019 The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The family is the chief earthly example of the “cloud of witnesses” described in today’s Second Reading. Another term for this “cloud of witnesses” is the “communion of saints”. One of the great truths about human families is that we tend over time to resemble those we are close to, for good or ill. It’s in the domestic church—the family—that we witness the Faith, and learn to practice the Faith....

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The Responsibility of our faith. Today is a day simply to ponder the fact that in baptism we were claimed by God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The first reading from Deuteronomy prompts us to fix in our hearts the truth that God is the Lord of both heaven and earth and there is no other god...

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In our gospel we have a really strong image and that is of fire. Fire you can see used in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament. The Old Testament, think about the pillar of fire that led the Israelites through the desert or think about in the New Testament when the tongues of fire set upon each of the disciples as the Holy Spirit coming upon them...

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