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No Honor In Hometown, Nativity of St. Mary
Volume 5 No. 303 September 4, 2015

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Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World
Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World


1. Foreword

Let us pray for God's grace for courage and inspiration to carry on the work of Christ in our daily lives, to do what is good and right, even if it means facing rejection and humiliation. ...

I. This Sunday in Church

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (September 6)

3. Sermons for This Sunday (September 6)

Sermons for This Sunday: 4th Sunday after Shunoyo

II. Nativity of St. Mary (September 8)

From Malankara World Journal Archives:
Nativity of St. Mary Specials

III. Eight Day Lent (Nativity of St. Mary Lent) September 1-8

From Malankara World Journal Archives:
Eight Day Lent Reflections and Meditations

IV. Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary

Please visit Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary to learn more about St. Mary - nativity, life, death etc. You can find prayers of intercession, homilies, articles etc. too.

You will find it here:

V. This Week's Features - No Honor in Hometown

4. Jesus Finds Little Faith in His Hometown

The reason the majority of people in Nazareth didn't believe in Jesus was because they had known Him and His family for decades. They knew He was a very good person, but they had no idea that He was God's Son. They refused to believe in Him, even though they had heard about His miracles in other places and heard Him speak before them with great wisdom. ...

5. Facing Resistance to God

Jesus experienced the same reception when he returned to his hometown of Nazareth. The people there reacted with contempt: "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?" they asked (Matthew 13:54). ...

6. Nazareth - Can Anything Good Come Out of It - Come And See

Jesus opens the eyes of their blind provincialism and tries to set them free from their captivity to racism by reminding them that God's love extends beyond them, that it was to an immigrant widow whom God sent Elijah, and not a widow in Israel, and that out of all of the lepers in Israel, Elisha only cleansed the foreigner Naaman. ...

7. Going Home Again...

How does Jesus' reading from the prophet Isaiah speak today? Who are the poor, the captive, the blind, the oppressed? Is it us? Is it others? ...

VI. General Weekly Features

8. Health: The Vitamin That Defeats Dementia

Continued exposure to toxins causes chronic inflammation, which damages your immune system. And when your immune system breaks down, you become vulnerable to a host of nasty illnesses, including dementia. ...

9. Food: Healing Your Inflammation with Diet

Certain foods, such as dark red cherries, ginger, dark chocolate, berries and hibiscus, offer superior anti-inflammation properties. The following delicious recipes not only spark your taste buds, they dial down inflammation. ...

10. Family: Four Ways To Fortify Your Marital Bonds

Use any and every opportunity in the early years of marriage to practice talking with each other when one partner is upset with the other. Skills such as empathy, active listening and managing anger and frustration can be learned and need to be regularly utilized in couple conversation.  ...

11. Self Improvement: What Do I Do When I've Been Unjustly Accused?

Have you ever been in a situation where someone accused you of being dishonest, deceitful, or underhanded concerning the way you dealt with an issue? Perhaps a former spouse battered your integrity by suggesting that you harbored a hidden agenda or an acquaintance assaulted your character and it caught you completely off guard. ...

12. Inspirational: Mom With Cancer Dies After Incredibly Selfless Act to Protect the Life of Her Unborn Baby Girl

A New York woman died last year after making the ultimate sacrifice for her unborn baby girl - delaying cancer treatment and forging on with her pregnancy. ...

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