Opening the Word
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Episode 35 • 5m 46s
If you ask people what they want, they'll often say that they want a new car, a better job, a bigger house, or some other possession. But if you probe a little deeper, you'll find that they don't really want possessions. Rather, they desire a sense of fulfillment, a feeling of being loved and cherished.
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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
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