- Can I comment on your reflections?
- What kind of comments get posted?
- How do you come up with the readings you are using for your reflections?
- What translation of the bible are you using for your reflections?
- Why does the reading linked to in your reflection look different then what I heard at Mass?
- Hey, not all your links go to Catholic sites!
- Can I share your reflections with other people?
Can I comment on your reflections?
Yes, you can leave comments. Under the title of each reflection you will find; a date on which the article was published, the categories under which the reflection was published and a little speech bubble with a number and the word “Comments” beside it. Click on “Comments” and you will be taken to a form where you can record your thoughts. To post your comment you will need to give your name and your email address. Your email address will not be published but it must be real if you want to receive feedback from your comments through your email. Check the box if you want to receive email updates regarding your comments.
What kind of comment gets posted?
I am open to a wide range of comments that are relevant to the scripture readings and the reflection to which they are posted. I encourage respectful, constructive criticism about both the content and the style of the reflection. After all this is partly a self-improvement exercise for me. I am interested in your own thoughts about the readings and how they move you. After most of the reflections I try to offer some questions to think about. If these help you in your own reflection you can use them as an opening for your comments as well.
How do you come up with the readings you are using for your reflections?
The source for the readings used for the daily reflections are taken from the Canadian Lectionary for the Catholic Mass. This book of readings is set up in the following way. Sunday Masses have a three-volume lectionary to themselves that rotates readings over a three-year period. Weekday masses have a two-volume lectionary which rotates readings over a two-year period. Confused yet? To have look at the readings for a coming week I like to use the website www.universalis.com .
What translation of the bible are you using for your reflections?
The links to the readings on the blog are set to a bible browser at www.bible.oremus.org . I have no affiliation with this website. I just like how it works and find it easy to use. They have the translation of the bible that the Canadian Lectionary uses called the New Revised Standard Version. Although the Oremus site does not have Catholic version of the NRSV so some of the referenced readings are not available through that particular website.
Why does the reading linked to in your reflection look different from what I heard at Mass?
The daily mass readings do not always include the entire chapter and verse of a scripture from start to finish. Various parts are sometimes omitted in order to be concise and perhaps to provide a particular emphasis in theme. When I link to the bible browser I always provide the whole chapter and verse for two reasons. First, because it much easier then trying to cut and edit verses. Secondly, this is what I look at when I prepare a reflection. I like to see the whole context, not bits and pieces and I will often bring those missing bits into my reflection.
That’s true, I have a lot of interests and I thought I’d share some of them with you. I think the more we learn about other people and ideas the more we can understand ourselves and what we believe about God and the World. I don’t endorse these sites other than to say I have found something in them that is of interest. Sometimes its just for a particular post (especially if you are following me on Twitter). Use your own judgment and if you find something particularly objectionable please let me know.
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