Joshua

Monday: Reflection on the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Joshua 6:1-21 Jericho and its walls fall.

Semi-continuous Proverbs 8:32—9:6 The one who finds wisdom finds life.

Both Hebrews 11:29—12:2 Since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, lay aside every weight and the sin that ensnares us.

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Thursday: Preparation for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Joshua 22:1-9 The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh take possession of land in Gilead, east of the Jordan.

Semi-continuous 1 Kings 4:20-28 The extent of Solomon’s kingdom

Both 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Let us put on the breastplate of love and for a helmet hope of salvation.

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Friday: Preparation for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Exodus 12:43-13:2 Institution of the Passover, and consecrating the firstborn.

Semi-continuous Joshua 23:1-16 Joshua encourages Israel’s leaders and reminds them of God’s deeds on their behalf.

Both 1 Corinthians 11:27-34 Examine yourself before partaking in the Lord’s Supper.

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Wednesday: Reflection on the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Joshua 10:1-14 God, at Joshua’s request, makes the sun and the moon stand still.

Semi-continuous 1 Samuel 19:8-17 Saul makes another attempt on David’s life. Michal (now David’s wife) helps him escape.

Both Mark 6:45-52 Jesus, walking on the sea, terrifies his disciples, who think he is a ghost.

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Wednesday: Reflection on the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Haggai 2:1-9, 20-23 Yet now take courage, take courage, all you people of the land, says the Lord; work, for I am with you, says the Lord of hosts, according to the promise that I made you when you came out of Egypt. My spirit abides among you; do not fear.

John 12:34-50 I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.

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Monday: Reflection on the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Esther 2:1-18 How Esther became queen.

Semi-continuous: Numbers 27:15-23 God picks Joshua as Moses’ successor, and Moses commissions Joshua.

Both: 2 Timothy 2:8-13 If we have died with Christ, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us.

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Thursday: Preparation for the Thirty-first in Ordinary Time

Thursday: Preparation for the Thirty-first in Ordinary Time

Complementary: 1 Samuel 2:27-36 I chose your ancestor out of all Israel to be my priest. Why then look with greedy eye at the sacrifices I commanded? The only one whom I will not cut off will weep out his eyes and grieve his heart.

Semi-continuous: Joshua 1:1-11 After the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua. “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous.”

Both: Romans 2:17-29 A person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart—it is spiritual, not literal.

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Thursday: Preparation for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thursday: Preparation for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary: Numbers 5:5-10 When a person wrongs another, that person incurs guilt and shall confess the sin and make full restitution, adding one fifth to it.

Semi-continuous: Deuteronomy 31:14-22 God said to Moses, “Your time to die is near; call Joshua and present yourselves in the tent of meeting so I may commission him.” God also said, “write this song and teach it to the Israelites, so that it may be a witness for me against them.”

Both: Titus 1:5-16 To the pure, all things are pure, but to the corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure. They profess to know God, but they deny God by their actions.

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