Sunday Reflection, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 5, 2014): What Fruit Are We Producing?

Teilhard de Chardin

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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. — Phil 4:8

This Sunday is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found hereThis week’s reflection comes from Living Space of the Irish Jesuits and, using the biblical metaphor of a vineyard, calls us to ask what type of fruit are our local parishes and communities producing. You can read the entire reflection here but set forth below is an excerpt:

[W]hat kind of grapes do we as a parish community produce? Are they sweet and luscious or are they pinched and sour? Is our parish a real sign of Jesus’ presence and love in this part of our city? What kind of impact do we have?

Are we living out the words that…

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