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 March 24, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Gospel Reflection for March 24, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Lent Sunday Readings: Exodus 3.1-8, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10.1-6,10-12; Luke 13.1-9 Jesus spoke a parable. A man had a fig tree, came looking for figs, but found none. He said to the gardener, “For three years I have come looking for figs and found none. Cut itContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 24, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for January 27, 2019, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Nehemiah 8.2-4, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12.12-20; Luke 1.1-4; 4.14-21 “The Spirit of the Holy One is upon me, for God has anointed me and sent me to proclaim liberty for captives, sight to the blind, release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Holy One.” – Luke 4.18-19 In the first fourContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 27, 2019, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 30, 2018, Holy Family

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 1.20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3.1-2, 21-24, Luke 2.41-52 Jesus went down with Mary and Joseph and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor. – Luke 2.51-52 Only Luke tells a story aboutContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 30, 2018, Holy Family”

Gospel Reflection for October 14, 2018, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 7.7-11; Hebrews 4.12-13; Mark 10.17-27 “You need do only one thing more.”  – Mark 10.21 The young man in Sunday’s gospel wants to know what he can do to receive eternal life. Jesus names six of the ten commandments–no to killing, adultery, stealing, giving false witness, and cheating, and yes to honoring one’s parents.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 14, 2018, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 30, 2018, 26th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Numbers 11.25-29; James 5.1-6; Mark 9.38-48 “Whoever is not against us is for us.”  – Mark 9.40 Often in our disgustingly polarized times, activists, liberal and conservative, reverse Jesus’ saying and eliminate the middle ground. They insist whoever is not for us is against us. Middle ground is liminal space, valuable to preserve for exploring whatContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 30, 2018, 26th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 12, 2018, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 19. 4-8; Ephesians 4.30-5.2, John 6.41-51 “The Jews began to murmur about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven”  – John 6.41 Within the crowd following Jesus is a group whom the gospel writer calls “the Jews.” They murmur. They question how Jesus can be fromContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 12, 2018, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for May 6, 2018, 6th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 10.25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 John 4.7-10; John 15.9-17 “The command I give you is this: that you love one another.” – John 15.17 “You are my friends if you do what I command you,” Jesus says. Do is an active verb. Jesus isn’t talking about having friends, but about being a friend.” Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 6, 2018, 6th Sunday of Easter”