Gospel Reflection for February 5, 2023 – 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 58.7-10 1 Corinthians 2.1-5 Matthew 5.13-16 Jesus continues speaking to his disciples. “You are the salt of the earth, but what if salt loses its flavor? How can you restore its flavor? Then it is no good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 5, 2023 – 5th Sunday Ordinary Time”

NEW! The gospels of Lent in art and prayer

“Use the eyes God gave you.” Lent Cycle A: A Call To Newness makes seeing a way to reflect on the Sunday gospels of Lent. Art works magic. Places the seer in the gospel scenes. Pulls scattered thoughts into focus. Try it. View a sample page. Engage the questions, prayers, and practices. Even better, interest friends and neighbors in keepingContinue reading “NEW! The gospels of Lent in art and prayer”

Gospel Reflection for January 29, 2023 – 4th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Zephaniah 2.3, 3.12-13; 1 Corinthians 1.26-31; Matthew 5.1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on the mountainside. After he sat down, his disciples gathered around him, and Jesus began to teach them.    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.    Blessed are the sorrowing, for they shall be consoled.    Blessed are thoseContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 29, 2023 – 4th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 22, 2023 – 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 8.23-9.3; 1 Corinthians 1.10-13,17; Matthew 4.12-23 As Jesus walked along the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon known as Peter, and his brother, Andrew, who were casting a net into the sea. They fished for a living. Jesus said to them “Come, follow me. I want you to gather people into yourContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 22, 2023 – 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 15, 2023 – 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 49.3,5-6 1 Corinthians 1.1-3 John 1.29-34 John the Baptist caught sight of Jesus and said, “Look there. The Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”…John also gave this testimony, “I saw the Spirit descend like a dove from the sky, and come to rest on him. But, asContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 15, 2023 – 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 8, 2023 – Epiphany

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 After their audience with the Herod, the magi set out. The star went ahead of them until it came to a standstill over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house, found the child with Mary, hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 8, 2023 – Epiphany”

Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2022 – Christmas

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20 It happened while Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem that the days of her pregnancy were completed. She gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room in the inn. There were shepherdsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2022 – Christmas”

Gospel Reflection for December 11, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 35.1-6,10; James 5.7-10; Matthew 11.2-11 When John the Baptist heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent a message by his disciples to ask, “Tell us, are you the one to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus answered them, “Go tell John what you hear and see: theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 11, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 4, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 11.1-10; Romans 15.4-9; Matthew 3.1-12 John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, the reign of God is at hand.” It was of John that the prophet Isaiah had spoken. “A herald’s voice in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Holy One, make straight God’s paths’” (MatthewContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 4, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: 1 Isaiah 2.1-5; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 24.37-44 Be sure of this: If the owner of the house knew when the thief was coming he or she would keep a watchful eye and not allow the house to be broken into. You must be prepared in the same way. The Son of Man isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent”