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 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 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”

Gospel Reflection for May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4.32=24,39-40; Romans 8.14-17; Matthew 28.16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. When they saw him, they fell down in homage; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for November 15, 2020 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Proverbs 31.10-13,19-20, 30-31; 1 Thessalonians 5.1-6; Matthew 25.14-30 A man going on a journey summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them, according to the abilities of each. To one, he gave five talents; to a second, he gave two talents; to a third, one talent. Immediately the servant who received five talents investedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 15, 2020 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for November 1, 2020 – Feast of All Saints

Scripture Readings: Revelation 7.2-4,9-14; 1 John 3.1-3; Matthew 5.1-12 “Blessed are the poor in spirit; the reign of God belongs to them.” – Matthew 5.3 The beatitudes turn our assumptions about whom God blesses upside down. The eight sayings challenge us to live in ways quite contrary to profit-motivated values. The beatitudes expand in detail what theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 1, 2020 – Feast of All Saints”

Gospel Reflection for October 25, 2020 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 22.20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1.5-10; Matthew 22.34-40 “Teacher, which commandment of the law is the greatest?”  – Matthew 22.36 In the gospels of the fall Sundays, Jesus inhabits the temple courts, teaching and disputing questions with other Jewish teachers and officials. The issues — tenants, taxes, and this Sunday, which commandment of the 613 is greatest? As citizens thisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 25, 2020 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 11, 2020 – 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 25.6-10; Philippians 4.12-14,19-20; Matthew 22.1-10 “The banquet is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.  Go out onto the main streets and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.” – Matthew 22.9 The meal Jesus describes in Sunday’s gospel parable is more than the lavish dinner Luke describes in hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 11, 2020 – 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”