Gospel Reflection for June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Proverbs 8.22-31; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15 “When the Spirit of truth comes, this One will guide you along the way of all truth. The Spirit will not speak independently but will speak only what the Spirit hears and will declare to you the things that are to come.”  – John 16.13 In Sunday’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for May 19, 2019, 5th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 14,21-27; Revelation 21.1-5; John 13.31-35 “As I have loved you, so you should love one another.” – John 13.34 Love is a feeling, the warmth of an embrace when spouses find themselves at home after work and commitments. Love is sometimes passionate, sexual, sensual, intimate. Love is attraction, the excitement of meetingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 19, 2019, 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 12, 2019, 4th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 13.14, 43-52; Revelation 7.9, 14-17;  John 10.27-30 “The Father and I are one.” – John 10.30 John’s gospel uses shepherding imagery to describe Jesus’ relationship with those who believe in him. Jesus’ first words in Sunday’s gospel are plain but theologically loaded. “My sheep hear my voice,” Jesus says. Hearing his wordsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 12, 2019, 4th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 5, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 5.27-32, 40-41; Revelation 5.11-14; John 21.1-19 Jesus came, took the bread, and gave it to his disciples and did the same with the fish. This marked the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after being raised from the dead. When they had eaten their meal, Jesus said to Simon Peter,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 5, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 5.12-16; Revelation 1.9-11, 12-13, 17-19; John 20.19-31 “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.…He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven them. If youContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 10.34,37-43; Colossians 3.1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5.6-8; John 20.1-9 (10-18) Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday”

Sunday’s Gospel Story

The Gospels for this Lent are some of Jesus’ best-known stories and parables. Sunday by Sunday encourages you to see these old stories afresh. One way to see anew is to re-title the story. Try it out. On Sunday, March 24, we heard the story of the barren fig tree whose owner wanted to cutContinue reading “Sunday’s Gospel Story”

Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2019, 5th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 43.16-21; Philippians 3.8-14; John 8.1-11 “Woman, where are they all? Has no one condemned you?” – John 8.10 A group of men who oppose Jesus catch a woman in the act of adultery and bring her to Jesus to set a trap. The Romans don’t allow Jews to administer the death penalty.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2019, 5th Sunday of Lent”

Cycle A Gospels for Lent

Is your parish is proclaiming the Cycle A Gospels at Eucharist for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent? The Sunday by Sunday issues around these three Gospels from John are available at goodgroundpress.com. You may download them and print as many as you need. Check out our other Lent resources for you, your family, and your parish!

Gospel Reflection for January 20, 2019, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 62.1-5; 1 Corinthians 12.4-11; John 2.1-11 “You have kept the choice wine until now.” – John 2.10 In John’s gospel Jesus works his first sign at a wedding. Jesus, his new disciples, and his mother are there. The feast hints at a marriage other than the one the guests are celebrating. Turning six bigContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 20, 2019, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time”