Gospel Reflection for May 21, 2017, 6th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 8.5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 315-18; John 14.15-21 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.” – John 14.18 Thanks to the pervasive power of God’s love, there is no where Jesus’ friends can go where God is not, and nowhere they can go where the Spirit is not, orContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 21, 2017, 6th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for Sunday, May 7, 2017, 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 Walking together is what tracts Pope Francis to the good shepherd image. In speaking to parish priests, Pope Francis reflects, “What could be more beautiful than this: walking withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 23, 2017, 2nd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.42-47; 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31 Jesus said to his disciples, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” – John 20.21-22 On the evening of the first Easter,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 23, 2017, 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Fully Alive! An Easter Retreat

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Gospel Reflection for March 19, 2017, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.3-7; Romans 5.1-2, 5-8; John 4.5-42 “Many Samaritans from that village believed in Jesus on the strength of the woman’s testimony.” – John 4.39 The Samaritan woman meets Jesus at Jacob’s well. He asks for a drink. In their conversation the woman from Samaria moves from misunderstanding to seeking living water, comingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 19, 2017, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for February 19, 2017, 7th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Leviticus 19.1-2, 17-18; 1 Corinthians 3.16-23; Matthew 5.38-48 “You have heard it said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy,’ but I say to your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for God makes the sun to riseContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 19, 2017, 7th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for February 5, 2017, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 58.7-10; 1 Corinthians 2.1-5; Matthew 5.13-16 “You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world.” – Matthew 5.13-14 Salt became a precious commodity because it allowed fish and meat to be dried and cured to last a long time. By comparing his disciples to salt, Jesus encourages themContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 5, 2017, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 22, 2017, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 8.23-9.3; 1 Corinthians 1.10-13, 17; Matthew 4.12-23 Jesus said “Come, follow me. I want you to gather people into your nets.” – Matthew 4.19 As his first action in his public ministry, Jesus calls four fishermen to accompany and follow him. From the beginning Jesus gathers companions. In fact, it is forContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 22, 2017, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”