Gospel Reflection for May 24, 2020 – Feast of the Ascension

Scripture Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Matthew 28.16-20 “Remember that I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 29.20 In Matthew’s resurrection story, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses go to the Jesus’ tomb. An angel rolls back the stone for the two women who see the tombContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 24, 2020 – Feast of the Ascension”

Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2020 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 8.5-8,14-17; 1 Peter 3.15-18; John 14.15-21 “Jesus continues speaking to his disciples. ‘You know the Spirit because the Spirit abides with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you seeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2020 – 6th Sunday of Easter”

Nourish your spirit

Summer is near. Hammocks sag with cocooning readers. Bring a Holy Women book along to your favorite reading place. Discover in art, scholarship, reflection, and prayer each gospel woman’s significance. View sample pages of Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel and Holy Women, Full of Grace. Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call 800-232-5533. We have orders in the mail the nextContinue reading “Nourish your spirit”

Gospel Reflection for May 10, 2020 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 6.1-7, 1 Peter 2.4-9; John 14.1-12 Jesus spoke to his disciples. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God and believe in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions.…Philip asked Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus replied,”All this time I have been withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 10, 2020 – 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.14,36-41; 1 Peter 2.20-25; John 10.1-10 “I came that my sheep might have life and have it more abundantly.” – John 10.10 John’s gospel makes an extended allegory in chapter 10 about shepherds, sheep, and gates. The intimacy between shepherd and sheep suggests insight into the relationship between Jesus and believers. TheContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 26, 2020 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 2.14, 22-33; 1 Peter 1.17-21; Luke 24.13-35 “The two disciples urged the stranger, ‘Stay with us, for it is nearly evening.’ …So the stranger went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyesContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 26, 2020 – 3rd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings Acts 1.42-47, 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31 On the evening of the first day of the week, even though the disciples had locked the doors of the place where they were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood before them. “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, soContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Don’t stop with Easter Sunday

The Sundays after Easter give us time to let Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection sink into our own lives. The Gospels for these weeks are full of Jesus’ loving farewell advice. The other scripture readings, from the Acts of the Apostles and the letters of Peter, tell the story of how Jesus’ followers learn toContinue reading “Don’t stop with Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday

Scripture Readings: Acts 10.34,37-43; Colossians 3.1-4; John 20.1-9 “Then the disciple who had arrived at the tomb first went in. He saw and believed.” – John 20.9 Mary Magdalene went to the other disciples and announced, “I have seen the Lord.” – John 20-18 The action words seeing and staying express relationships in John’s gospel.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Matthew 21.1-11; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-22; Matthew 26.14—27.66 or 27.11-54 “Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ – Matthew 27.46 What in your life has demanded more than you thought you had to give? What has Jesus’ passionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday”