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?”

Holy Women, Pray for Us

These small books invite you to pray with the women of the Gospels. Their stories testify that women were always there with Jesus. Ideal for your personal prayer or to share with a small group. Sample chapters are online at goodgroundpress.com. You can order online or call Good Ground Press at 800-232-5533. 4.75″x9″. 1-10 copies,Continue reading “Holy Women, Pray for Us”

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

Grief Resources

Before we can pray or forgive or even listen, we need to be at peace with ourselves. Grief Journal is one woman’s story of coming through the loss of a young husband and miraculously finding herself. “I had a good marriage and a happy life,” Linda Andreozzi writes. “We had fun. I also drank aContinue reading “Grief Resources”