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BLE & BAE Discussion Thursday 5th Week of Lent

mazing possibilities await us when we open ourselves to God. Saying yes to His ways not that of our own.

From Dynamic Catholic.
Mary: Beautiful Surrender

Verse Before The GospelPS 95:8 If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts. Gospel JN 8:51-59 Jesus said to the Jews:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever keeps my word will never see death.”
So the Jews said to him,
“Now we are sure that you are possessed.
Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say,
‘Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.’
Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died?
Or the prophets, who died?
Who do you make yourself out to be?”
Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing;
but it is my Father who glorifies me,
of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’
You do not know him, but I know him.
And if I should say that I do not know him,
I would be like you a liar.
But I do know him and I keep his word.
Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day;
he saw it and was glad.”
So the Jews said to him,
“You are no…
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BLE & BAE Discussion Wednesday 5th Week of Lent

mazing possibilities await us when we make ourselves available to God. Giving of self is as simple as say Lord, here I am.

From Dynamic Catholic
Nicholas: Holding Christmas in Your Heart
Verse Before The GospelLK 8:15 Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
and yield a harvest through perseverance. Gospel JN 8:31-42 Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him,
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham
and have never been enslaved to anyone.
How can you say, ‘You will become free’?”
Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
A slave does not remain in a household forever,
but a son always remains.
So if the Son frees you, then you will truly be free.
I know that you are descendants of Abraham.
But you are trying to kill me,
because my word has no room among you.
I tell you what I have s…

BLE & BAE Discussion Tuesday 5th Week of Lent

mazing possibilities await us when we place our trust in God.

From Dynamic Catholic
Anthony of the Desert: Be Bold
Verse Before The Gospel The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower;
all who come to him will live forever.
Gospel JN 8:21-30 Jesus said to the Pharisees:
“I am going away and you will look for me,
but you will die in your sin.
Where I am going you cannot come.”
So the Jews said,
“He is not going to kill himself, is he,
because he said, ‘Where I am going you cannot come’?”
He said to them, “You belong to what is below,
I belong to what is above.
You belong to this world,
but I do not belong to this world.
That is why I told you that you will die in your sins.
For if you do not believe that I AM,
you will die in your sins.”
So they said to him, “Who are you?”
Jesus said to them, “What I told you from the beginning.
I have much to say about you in condemnation.
But the one who sent me is true,
and what I heard from him I tell the world.”
They did not realize that he was speaking to them …

BLE & BAE Discussion Monday 5th Week of Lent

mazing possibilities await us when we remains available to God

From Dynamic Catholic
Mary MacKillop: Australia’s First Saint

Verse Before The GospelEZ 33:11 I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord,
but rather in his conversion, that he may live. Gospel JN 8:1-11 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area,
and all the people started coming to him,
and he sat down and taught them.
Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman
who had been caught in adultery
and made her stand in the middle.
They said to him,
“Teacher, this woman was caught
in the very act of committing adultery.
Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.
So what do you say?”
They said this to test him,
so that they could have some charge to bring against him.
Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.
But when they continued asking him,
he straightened up and said to them,
“Let the one among you who is without sin
be the…

BLE & BAE Discussion Sunday 5th Week of Lent

mazing possibilities our here for us. We turn to our God and say show us. Here I am I’ve come to do your will.

From Dynamic Catholic
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Gospel Reflection: Lazarus

Verse Before The GospelJN 11:25A, 26 I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die. Gospel JN 11:1-45 Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany,
the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil
and dried his feet with her hair;
it was her brother Lazarus who was ill.

So the sisters sent word to him saying,
“Master, the one you love is ill.”
When Jesus heard this he said,
“This illness is not to end in death,
but is for the glory of God,
that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
So when he heard that he was ill,
he remained for two days in the place where he was.
Then after this he said to his disciples,
“Let us go back to Judea.”
The disciples said to him,

BLE & BAE Discussion Saturday 4th Week of Lent

mazing possibilities await us when we are open to hear the voice of God. Be still and listen.

From Dynamic Catholic
Gospel Reflection: Lazarus
Verse Before The GospelLK 8:15 Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
and yield a harvest through perseverance. Gospel JN 7:40-53 Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said,
“This is truly the Prophet.”
Others said, “This is the Christ.”
But others said, “The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he?
Does not Scripture say that the Christ will be of David’s family
and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?”
So a division occurred in the crowd because of him.
Some of them even wanted to arrest him,
but no one laid hands on him. So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees,
who asked them, “Why did you not bring him?”
The guards answered, “Never before has anyone spoken like this man.”
So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?
Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed i…

BLE & BAE Discussion Friday 4th Week of Lent

mazing possibilities await us when we open ourselves to God. Making ourselves 100% available for God to use our time, talents and treasures to make His world a better place

From Dynamic Catholic
The Power of Small Tasks
Verse Before The Gospel MT 4:4B One does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Gospel JN 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Jesus moved about within Galilee;
he did not wish to travel in Judea,
because the Jews were trying to kill him.
But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near. But when his brothers had gone up to the feast,
he himself also went up, not openly but as it were in secret. Some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said,
“Is he not the one they are trying to kill?
And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him.
Could the authorities have realized that he is the Christ?
But we know where he is from.
When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.”
So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said,
“You kno…