“Cure of the Blind Man (John 9: 1-41)” by Fr. Jim Willig

On the fourth Sunday of Lent, this Gospel of John addresses the man blind from birth.  Jesus’ healing of this blind man serves as a model for all Christians in accepting Christ as our Savior and Redeemer.

The disciples raised the question, “Was this man born blind due to his own sin or the sin of his parents?” Jesus loudly refuted this thinking. “Neither his parents nor this man have sinned!” Jesus did not come to condemn the world, he came to save it!

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God Bless You!

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“Woman at the Well (John 4: 5-42)” by Fr. Jim Willig

On this third Sunday of Lent, the Gospel is the about the woman Jesus met at the well at high noon. The woman went to fetch water at this time when the sun was at it’s hottest in order to avoid meeting anyone else.

To her great surprise, Jesus, a Jew, asks her, a Samaritan woman, to give him a drink. From this point Jesus reveals her life and offers her everlasting water.

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God Bless You All!

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“Vision Statement (Luke 9: 28-36)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This is the second Sunday of Lent and the Gospel is the Transfiguration. This Gospel of Luke shares the time when Jesus went up Mount Tabor with Peter, James and John. There He transfigures in front of his beloved disciples. Moses and Elijah appeared as well.

Why these two from the Old Testament? Moses was Israel’s representative of the law, while Elijah represented the prophets. Jesus is the fulfillment of both.

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God Bless You All!

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“Temptation (Matthew 4: 1-11)” by Fr. Jim Willig

Lent begins today – Ash Wednesday. The Gospel of Matthew for this Sunday addresses the devil tempting Jesus as he completes his 40 days of fasting in the desert.

The devil showed up as soon as Jesus was weak from hunger and thirst, but the devil had no power over Him. Jesus stood strong in the truth of God’s Love and Word.

Fr. Jim compares the desert to a ‘training camp,’ which strengthens us to avoid the temptations in our lives. The devil shows up just when we are tired and hungry for those missing pieces in our lives. Just like Jesus, we are strengthened by God’s Love and Word, protecting us from the devil’s tempting offers.

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God Bless You All!

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“Almighty God vs. Almighty Dollar (Luke 16: 1-13)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This Sunday’s Gospel is Matthew 6: 24-34.  Unfortunately, Fr. Jim did not complete a Gospel Study for this specific Gospel, which addresses  Jesus’ message that no one can    serve two masters.

This Gospel of Luke selected highlights this same message.  It covers the parable of the “Unjust Steward.”

Fr. Jim applies this message to present day to remind us all that money is God’s gift to us and should never be the master of our lives.

God Bless You All!

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“Tough Love (Matthew 5: 38-48)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This Gospel of Matthew continues the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus teaches that there is more than what the ‘old law’ demands. Christ called all of his followers to a much greater ‘law’  in how to love, as Fr. Jim calls it ‘tough love!’

Fr. Jim explains what Jesus meant when He said, “if anyone hits you on the right cheek, offer him the other as well.” Jesus was not asking us to be abused by another, but rather He was asking us to show mercy instead of retaliation.

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God Bless You All!

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“Where Does Sin Begin (Matthew 5: 17- 37 short version) by Fr. Jim Willig

This week’s Gospel of Matthew continues with the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus clarifies that He did not come to abolish the law of Moses, but rather fulfill it.

Fr. Jim unfolds the words of this Gospel passage, explaining how it is meaningful in our lives today. For example, “Thou shalt not kill” is not only referring to murder. It is also addressing the times we act out in anger, which can destroy another with our words or deeds. One does not have to murder to commit the sin.

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God Bless You All!

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