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Don't Tangle with Jesus

Good morning, my name is Sr. Patricia Cigrand, Pastoral Associate here at St. Bridget of Sweden Parish. I have been asked to share some reflections on today’s readings. It is an unusual group of Scriptures.

The first reading is from the book of Numbers in the OT. Balaam, who is giving the oracle, is really a shady character. He is a non-Jew who began interpreting dreams, later became a magician and finally a spirit of prophecy descended upon him.

He was offered money by the Moabite King Balak to curse the Israelites who were on the plains of Moab. However, beyo