Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C June 30, 2019

First Reading 1 Kings 19:16b,19-21 Elijah anoints Elisha as his successor. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 16:1-2,5,7-11 I set the Lord ever before me. Second Reading Galatians 5:1,13-18 Christ has set us free. Gospel Reading Luke 9:51-62 Jesus resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem. When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined

DO I NEED RELIGION OR JUST JESUS?

By: Bobby Quitain I often hear some well-meaning people say that they don’t need religion as long as they have Jesus. The statement sounds right and noble but dangerously misleading. You see, you don’t need to pit religion against Jesus. They are not meant to be chosen one over the other. It’s not an “either-or”

A MEANINGFUL FAST

Fast from judging others; Feast on Christ dwelling in them. Fast from thoughts of illness; Feast on the healing power of God. Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude. Fast from words that pollute; Feast on phrases that purify. Fast from anger; Feast on patience. Fast from apparent darkness; Feast on the reality of light. Fast