Mary M. McGlone is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and a historical theologian currently writing the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States.

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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Lord, have mercy

Scripture for Life: Jesus made no gesture and said no word of healing; he simply told them to go to Jerusalem and show themselves to the priest. Of course, that was forbidden; they couldn't go near others because they were lepers. They went away — whether feeling dismissed or hopeful, we have no idea.

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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: The power of faith

Scripture for Life: Jesus was absolutely convinced that the power of God's love was like a seed that, given the right conditions, would change the world. But he also knew that it doesn't happen overnight.

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wake-up stories for the privileged

Scripture for Life: Jesus didn't tell parables as comforting bedtime stories. Parables should wake us up. The first sign that we are hearing Jesus' message is that it makes us uncomfortable.

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Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Rejoice to find what was lost

Scripture for Life: Today, as we pray for a clean heart, Luke teaches us that sharing God's heart will catapult us into prodigal freedom. God's first concern is always for the lost.

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