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Browsing the October 2022 archive of GOSPEL MEDITATIONS

October 30, 2022 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/29/22

October 30, 2022

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Barry had a life sentence in prison for doing unthinkable crimes. He would often remark to the chaplain that he was an atheist and could not bring himself to believe in any “god.” When the chaplain asked why, Barry quickly retorted ... Read More »

October 23, 2022 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/23/22

October 23, 2022

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is a thing called “false piety.” It is when we wear a religious disguise of devotion, attend to our obligations, and outwardly abide by rules while being inwardly unkind, uncharitable, and exclusive. Wearing the right clothes, saying the proper prayers, ... Read More »

October 16, 2022 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/14/22

Brendan wouldn’t stop. He continued nagging his mom to let him have a little more time with his phone.  He knew the rules but wanted to finish a game and text a few more friends. He begged, had a temper tantrum, pleaded, screamed, pouted, and used every means he ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/07/22

October 9, 2022

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ten lepers were cured. Only one returned to give thanks. When we fall victim to entitlement, we diminish our capacity to love. Never satisfied, we walk around with outstretched arms, eagerly searching for the next thing we want so that we ... Read More »

October 2, 2022 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/02/22

October 2, 2022

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As adults, unless we are dealing with children, “obedience” is not a word we typically like to hear. It often brings connotations of military protocols, deference to superiors at work, or conforming to laws and practices. In a culture that has ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/01/22

September 25, 2022

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.” Regardless of how the message of faith is received, a total conversion of mind and heart is needed for it ... Read More »