December 17, 2014

Mt 1: 1-17

An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.

And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

My Family Tree

The first questions that we ask others are usually related to their family and where they live. The roots of our family ground us in this world while the leaves of our family trees stretch into the next. Jesus’ family tree details fourteen generations and, like every family tree, Jesus’ tree contains an assortment of characters from the wise and brave to the foolish and the disreputable. But Jesus’ tree is also our family tree—where all are invited, welcomed and loved.

This Christmas, as you are putting up your Christmas tree, take some time to think about family trees and how important they are. Give thanks for those ancestors, both known and unknown, who carried the torch of faith through the ages, and remember them in prayer. As you are putting up your Christmas tree ask yourself how Jesus is a conscious and deliberate part of your family tree?

—Julianne Stanz is a speaker, writer and mother of two, originally from Ireland, and Director of the New Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay.

Prayer

O Wisdom, O holy word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care: Come and show your people the way to salvation!


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Today’s Ignatian Message

Give thanks for your ancestors, both known and unknown, who have carried the torch of faith.


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Prayer

O Wisdom, O holy word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care: Come and show your people the way to salvation!


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

My Family Tree

The first questions that we ask others are usually related to their family and where they live. The roots of our family ground us in this world while the leaves of our family trees stretch into the next. Jesus’ family tree details fourteen generations and, like every family tree, Jesus’ tree contains an assortment of characters from the wise and brave to the foolish and the disreputable. But Jesus’ tree is also our family tree—where all are invited, welcomed and loved.

This Christmas, as you are putting up your Christmas tree, take some time to think about family trees and how important they are. Give thanks for those ancestors, both known and unknown, who carried the torch of faith through the ages, and remember them in prayer. As you are putting up your Christmas tree ask yourself how Jesus is a conscious and deliberate part of your family tree?

—Julianne Stanz is a speaker, writer and mother of two, originally from Ireland, and Director of the New Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay.

 


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Mt 1: 1-17

An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.

And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

 


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December 16, 2014

Matthew 21: 28-32

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Two Sons

I am the mother of two sons and, as in the gospel today, I can ask each one of them the same question and get two different answers.  It is not unusual that one will say “Yes” and not do as he is asked, and the other will say “No, I don’t want to!” After letting them hear what the consequences of their actions will be, they will usually give in to the request and complete the task they were asked to do. I’m happy when they have done as I asked, but frustrated that it took so much convincing from me to get it accomplished.

Is this how God feels when he asks something of me? Is this how I reply to his request to “go out and work in the vineyard today”? How much easier would it be to be still and listen for his word? For the daughter to do his will out of love for the Father?

When God asks us to “go out and work in the vineyard today,” let my ears and heart be open. Let my “yes” be as Mary’s was, knowing that whatever God asks of me offers a path that leads to him.

—Pam Pipas, RN serves as Health Care Coordinator for the Jesuits of the Akron, Cleveland, Detroit, and Toledo region.

Prayer

Thank you, loving God, for for the blessing of our family. I often forget just how much you trust us as parents, by giving your precious children into our care. Please give me the eyes to see you in my children, your heart to love them, and your wisdom to help them grow. Amen.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message

Give me the eyes to see you in my children, your heart to love them, and your wisdom to help them grow.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Two Sons

I am the mother of two sons and, as in the gospel today, I can ask each one of them the same question and get two different answers.  It is not unusual that one will say “Yes” and not do as he is asked, and the other will say “No, I don’t want to!” After letting them hear what the consequences of their actions will be, they will usually give in to the request and complete the task they were asked to do. I’m happy when they have done as I asked, but frustrated that it took so much convincing from me to get it accomplished.

Is this how God feels when he asks something of me? Is this how I reply to his request to “go out and work in the vineyard today”? How much easier would it be to be still and listen for his word? For the daughter to do his will out of love for the Father?

When God asks us to “go out and work in the vineyard today,” let my ears and heart be open. Let my “yes” be as Mary’s was, knowing that whatever God asks of me offers a path that leads to him.

—Pam Pipas, RN serves as Health Care Coordinator for the Jesuits of the Akron, Cleveland, Detroit, and Toledo region.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Matthew 21: 28-32

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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Prayer

Thank you, loving God, for for the blessing of our family. I often forget just how much you trust us as parents, by giving your precious children into our care. Please give me the eyes to see you in my children, your heart to love them, and your wisdom to help them grow. Amen.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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December 17, 2014

Mt 1: 1-17

An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.

And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

My Family Tree

The first questions that we ask others are usually related to their family and where they live. The roots of our family ground us in this world while the leaves of our family trees stretch into the next. Jesus’ family tree details fourteen generations and, like every family tree, Jesus’ tree contains an assortment of characters from the wise and brave to the foolish and the disreputable. But Jesus’ tree is also our family tree—where all are invited, welcomed and loved.

This Christmas, as you are putting up your Christmas tree, take some time to think about family trees and how important they are. Give thanks for those ancestors, both known and unknown, who carried the torch of faith through the ages, and remember them in prayer. As you are putting up your Christmas tree ask yourself how Jesus is a conscious and deliberate part of your family tree?

—Julianne Stanz is a speaker, writer and mother of two, originally from Ireland, and Director of the New Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay.

Prayer

O Wisdom, O holy word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care: Come and show your people the way to salvation!


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message

Give thanks for your ancestors, both known and unknown, who have carried the torch of faith.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

O Wisdom, O holy word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care: Come and show your people the way to salvation!


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

My Family Tree

The first questions that we ask others are usually related to their family and where they live. The roots of our family ground us in this world while the leaves of our family trees stretch into the next. Jesus’ family tree details fourteen generations and, like every family tree, Jesus’ tree contains an assortment of characters from the wise and brave to the foolish and the disreputable. But Jesus’ tree is also our family tree—where all are invited, welcomed and loved.

This Christmas, as you are putting up your Christmas tree, take some time to think about family trees and how important they are. Give thanks for those ancestors, both known and unknown, who carried the torch of faith through the ages, and remember them in prayer. As you are putting up your Christmas tree ask yourself how Jesus is a conscious and deliberate part of your family tree?

—Julianne Stanz is a speaker, writer and mother of two, originally from Ireland, and Director of the New Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay.

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Mt 1: 1-17

An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.

And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

 


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December 16, 2014

Matthew 21: 28-32

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Two Sons

I am the mother of two sons and, as in the gospel today, I can ask each one of them the same question and get two different answers.  It is not unusual that one will say “Yes” and not do as he is asked, and the other will say “No, I don’t want to!” After letting them hear what the consequences of their actions will be, they will usually give in to the request and complete the task they were asked to do. I’m happy when they have done as I asked, but frustrated that it took so much convincing from me to get it accomplished.

Is this how God feels when he asks something of me? Is this how I reply to his request to “go out and work in the vineyard today”? How much easier would it be to be still and listen for his word? For the daughter to do his will out of love for the Father?

When God asks us to “go out and work in the vineyard today,” let my ears and heart be open. Let my “yes” be as Mary’s was, knowing that whatever God asks of me offers a path that leads to him.

—Pam Pipas, RN serves as Health Care Coordinator for the Jesuits of the Akron, Cleveland, Detroit, and Toledo region.

Prayer

Thank you, loving God, for for the blessing of our family. I often forget just how much you trust us as parents, by giving your precious children into our care. Please give me the eyes to see you in my children, your heart to love them, and your wisdom to help them grow. Amen.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message

Give me the eyes to see you in my children, your heart to love them, and your wisdom to help them grow.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Two Sons

I am the mother of two sons and, as in the gospel today, I can ask each one of them the same question and get two different answers.  It is not unusual that one will say “Yes” and not do as he is asked, and the other will say “No, I don’t want to!” After letting them hear what the consequences of their actions will be, they will usually give in to the request and complete the task they were asked to do. I’m happy when they have done as I asked, but frustrated that it took so much convincing from me to get it accomplished.

Is this how God feels when he asks something of me? Is this how I reply to his request to “go out and work in the vineyard today”? How much easier would it be to be still and listen for his word? For the daughter to do his will out of love for the Father?

When God asks us to “go out and work in the vineyard today,” let my ears and heart be open. Let my “yes” be as Mary’s was, knowing that whatever God asks of me offers a path that leads to him.

—Pam Pipas, RN serves as Health Care Coordinator for the Jesuits of the Akron, Cleveland, Detroit, and Toledo region.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Matthew 21: 28-32

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


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Prayer

Thank you, loving God, for for the blessing of our family. I often forget just how much you trust us as parents, by giving your precious children into our care. Please give me the eyes to see you in my children, your heart to love them, and your wisdom to help them grow. Amen.


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