Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2019, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 5.14-17; 2 Timothy 2.8-13; Luke 17.11-19 “On their way the ten lepers found they were cleansed. One of them seeing that he had been healed, turned back, praising God in a loud voice. He fell at Jesus’ feet, thanking him. This man was a Samaritan.”  – Luke 17.14-16 A wise counselorContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2019, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”

It’s a battle. One the Gospel prepares us to expect. We are better off when we face challenging times together. Sunday by Sunday can help. Conversation about the Gospel builds up hope and faith. Conversation breaks down barriers. Don’t despair. Bring a group together to reflect on Jesus’ message of faith and hope. Read our August issues online. Then imagine reflecting onContinue reading

Gospel Reflection for August 11, 2019, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Wisdom 18.6-9; Hebrews 11.1-2, 8-19; Luke 12.32-48 “Bear this in mind: If a householder could know just when the thief would break in, the householder would never leave the house to be broken into! You have to be ready the same way, for the Son of Man will come at an hour you don’tContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 11, 2019, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 14, 2019, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 30.10-136)?4; Colossians 1.15-20; Luke 10.25-37 “Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the man who fell in with the robbers?”  – Luke 10.25-37 Compassion may be understood as the capacity to be attracted to and moved by the vulnerability of someone else. It requires the willingness to risk, toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 14, 2019, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

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 2, 2018, 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 4.1-2,6-8; James 1.17-18,21-22,27; Mark 7.1-8,14-15, 21-23 “You forsake the commandment of God and hold to human tradition…It is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come.” – Mark 7.8, 21 Rules tend to multiply, and traditions accumulate. The Pharisees in Sunday’s gospel question why Jesus’ disciples do not follow JewishContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 2, 2018, 22nd 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”

Celebrate Earth Day: April 22

This coming Sunday is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org Earth Day 2018: https://www.earthday.org/ Laudato Si, exhortationContinue reading “Celebrate Earth Day: April 22”