30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Expand Your Neighborhood
The greatest commandment is clear: You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart. The second greatest commandment is equally clear: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. What is not clear, perhaps, is what these commandments mean. The juxtaposition of these two commandments, both chosen from the Hebrew Scriptures, would seem to clarify at least to some extent what it means to love God: one way we humans express our love for God is by loving our neighbor. Today’s liturgy attempts to clarify the matter of loving one’s neighbor by another juxtaposition, preceding the Gospel with the passage from Exodus about treating justly the most vulnerable people in society. The implication is that loving our neighbor means more than being kind to our friends and relatives, or to the person who lives next door. Loving one’s neighbor means doing right by any widow or orphan: seeing that the hungry are fed and the homeless sheltered, that the poor have their basic needs met, that the unemployed do not suffer from want, that the young are educated and the old are cared for. To do less is to fail in our love for neighbor. To do less is also to keep us from singing with joy: I love you, Lord, my strength.
Gerald Darring

“The commandments to love God with all one’s heart and to love one’s neighbor as oneself are the heart and soul of Christian morality. . . . These commands point out the path toward true human fulfillment and happiness. They are not arbitrary restrictions on human freedom. Only active love of God and neighbor makes the fullness of community happen. Christians look forward in hope to a true communion among all persons with each other and with God.” U.S. Bishops, Economic Justice for All (1986) 64
October 26, 2008

Some καιρός / kairos thoughts…
καιρός / kairos—Greek—time—viewed as an occasion rather than an extent

For my sake Dear One, be kind to your self while you are in the body in the flesh. Your Spirit, your Soul your Consciousness is Me—and you are beginning to listen. We have never been separated. Please don't be afraid of me, I am your Good Self God Self, We are One.
“Love God wholeheartedly and love your neighbor as yourself ” is how Jesus sums up the whole law and the prophets. These vertical and horizontal loves are imaged in the cross of Christ Jesus, which binds all creation together and leads all creation to God. We receive the cross in baptism as a sign that we are servants of the living God who raised his son, Jesus, from the dead so that Jesus might save us from sin and retribution. How do you bear your baptismal cross before humankind and before God?
Text, Philip J. Sandstrom, S.T.D. © 2002, OCP. All rights reserved.

Prayer List
Pray the rosary for world peace, Avis Cox, Fr. Clarence Biggers, Gladys and Ben Kramkowski, Rita Moenk, Doug Bearden, Sarah Snider, Julian Campbell, Annie & family, Connie, her mother & family, Blake, Erik, Jonathan & family, Sharon & family, Will, FMS, Cap. Corp., Patrick & Brittany, Broughman family, Fannie Crowder & family, VAL, Father Ingram’s father & family, Karen’s mother, Cheryl Mobley & family, William Hudson, Robert, Walter, Danielle, Christopher, Barbara, Katherine, Nicholas, Kaylin, Kasie, Mary Beth & family, Mary Ann Mahoney & family, Donna & family, Ann Chancellor & family, Sheila & family, cancer patients & families, military & families, Brandon, Plantation Villa residents, Don, Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. Rooks, Katherine & family, Mr. Dunn, Mr. & Mrs. Barlow, Jane & family, Scott & family, Diane & Peter, Michele & Gary, Lucy & family, Bobbie, Joan & family, Karl’s mother & family, June & family, Tina & family, Belinda & family, OLM family, Kat, Delgratia’s family & friends, Mr. Gomez & family, Sara’s mother, Dr. Lynch & family, Rob/Allie & family, Chuck & family, Frank & family, Liesa & family, mother of Dr. Petros, Dr. Issa & family, Odessa, Anita’s mother & family, Ruby, Ruby’s mother & family, Davies family, Katie & family, family of Angie, Ann & family, Gretchen & family, Eileen, Scott & family, Robert, Flavia & family, Tony’s family, Roy & Martha Wright, Roy, Alice Swygert, Alan, Nard, Tony, Glenda, Nelson, J. Bob, Munn, Vogt, Wolfe families, Russell & family, Ola, Gene Wilson & family, Jane Brock & family, Janet Kramer & family, Elayne & family, Winnie, Phil & family, Tony, Stan, Emily & family, Ruthie & Ed, Mr. Bergin & family, Russell & family, Mrs. Sanseverino & family, CC Center, veterans & families Jessie Emmett, Mark, Michael’s mother, Carrie’s husband & family, VAMC, Josephine Mary, Mary Anna, S. Paul, Tony, J. W. Wilson & family, Jason & Kim, Josie, Kelly, Mickey’s family, Jon & Janet Cook & family, Karen’s cousin, Mike Aguado & family, Carl & family, Dr. Lopez & family, Dr. Vanapalli & family, Dr. Nair & family, Garrett & family, family of Duffie, Aaron Christian, Marina & family, Mitchell’s father & family, Estella’s mother & family, Kerry’s mother & family, Gail & family, Beth & family, Bernard, Anna & family, Sara Lucas & family, Mary Gilliam & family, Bobbie, Carol, Cheryl Mobley & family, Bettie & family, Jane & family, Scott, Chris & family, Billy & family, Karen, Campbell family, Beth & family, John & family, Tony & family, Michael & family, Carolyn Williamson, Berger family, Mendez family, Ikai family, Joshua Moser, Stephanie Christian, Chris B., Justine McGuire, Anna & Henry, Edna & Leonard, Heidi B., Mary Ondovchik, Ann Rudy, Peggy Cable, Claude Rickman, Dames gang, Chris & Stevie, Paula, Dan & kids, Jim & Christine Cannon, Mary & Sybil Osborn, Amy & family, Phil Lee, Jack Sexton, Denise & Sam Kell, Chad Nostrant, Randy Taylor, Brian Strickland, Florence & Vincent Santaniello, Anderson family, Chris Stahler family, Frank, Mary Jo Shamas, Frances Homsey, Gus Kneidinger, Barbara, Sally Peters, Paul Williams, Gary & Sharon Creed, Barbara Carl, James & Phyllis Wham, Dan Kessler, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Fry, David Hempen, Steve Kirkland, Michael Cofer, Buddy Brasher, Lana Adams-Tidwell, Kathy McGhee, Emilia, JT, Russ family, Robert S. & family, Louis & Deena Talbot, Wright family, Ellie, Christopher, & Katie Doane, Jeremy & Erica Granier, Michael Coates, John Crowe, Linda Beatty, Beth Phillips, Mary T. & J., Carlo Dellaquila, Katherine Catti, Maria Beck, Joanna & Michael Spataro, Stephanie, Mark & Baby Fletcher, Angela & Justino Prado, Chukwuma family, Cathy Garger, Chuck Mertz, Deb Moore, Lee Miller, Ed, Tom Wood, Tony Pinson, Fr. Vic, Heidi Fitzgerald, Sue Witt, Chris Cudd, Debbie McCloud, rain, Alyson Krisher, Helen Ray, Carol Thornton, Beth Phillips, James Wideman, Hattie & Pete Jackson, Sr. Mary Bonaventure, Dorene Trumble, Danielle Vincent, Robin Renc, Joyce Jones, Patricia Finch, Ed Schaffer, Elaine Cole, Elysa Cole-Ali, Shirley Walton, Leroy & Lynn Burrows, Anthony Morgan Jr. & Sr., Marie McDemmond, Beverly Barnett, hungry & homeless, USA, Pat & Joe Craddock, Betty Smith, Nancy Truesdale, Seneca Smith & family, Tiffany Franklin & family, Charlotte Flowers & family, Teresita Small & family, Daniel Christian & family, Mario & family, all souls resting, Conway & family,

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