We Can!

When Jesus asks James and John if they can drink the cup he will drink, they speak a bold and brash, “We can.” These two words in Latin form the motto of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet — possumus. The pioneering sisters in our community and other religious communities indeed lived bold andContinue reading “We Can!”

Gospel Reflection for February 2, 2020, Feast of the Presentation

Scripture Readings: Malachi 3.1-4; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40 Simeon took the child Jesus in his arms and praised God, saying, “Now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light of revelation for theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 2, 2020, Feast of the Presentation”

Gospel Reflection for December 15, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Gospel Reflection for December 15, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Advent Sunday Readings: Isaiah 35.1-6,10; James 5.7-10; Matthew 11.2-11 In his ministry Jesus is not hacking dead branches off the family tree of Israel nor winnowing hypocrites from among repentant sinners as John expected he would. Jesus is so different from the axe-wielding, chaff-winnowing judge thatContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 15, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Prayer for the Burning Amazon Forest

Loving God, the Amazon is on fire! We come before you with a heavy and contrite heart. We know your heart must be deeply grieved as you hear the cries of the innocent trees, creatures, rivers and indigenous communities as their home burns. We pray that in your mercy, you will forgive us for ourContinue reading “Prayer for the Burning Amazon Forest”

Gospel Reflection for October 6, 2019, 27th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Habakkuk 1.2-32.2-4; 2 Timothy 1.6-8,13-14; Luke 17.5-10 “Increase our faith, Lord.” – Luke 17.5 Faith is a setting of our hearts on what or who is ultimate. Faith has power. It lives in us. Like a seed it holds life and generates new life. A smidge can move mountains. The message speaks to ourContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 6, 2019, 27th Sunday Ordinary Time”

What power does faith have?

How does our faith strengthen us? According to Jesus in this Sunday’s Gospel even a smidgen of faith is enough. Our part is to live the faith we have. Sunday by Sunday has a reflection on faith that can hearten you. Consider becoming a subscriber. You will receive a reflection on the Sunday scriptures for the wholeContinue reading “What power does faith have?”