Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday

Scripture Readings: Acts 10.34,37-43; Colossians 3.1-4; John 20.1-9 “Then the disciple who had arrived at the tomb first went in. He saw and believed.” – John 20.9 Mary Magdalene went to the other disciples and announced, “I have seen the Lord.” – John 20-18 The action words seeing and staying express relationships in John’s gospel.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday”

Host a Passover Meal Online

The meal Jesus shares with his disciples the night before he dies celebrates Passover, a feast remembering Israel’s escape from slavery in Egypt and journey to freedom in the Promised Land. In the Christian tradition the Holy Thursday Eucharist we share celebrates Jesus’ gift of himself to us and his model of service in washingContinue reading “Host a Passover Meal Online”

Gospel Reflection for April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday

Scripture Readings: Acts of the Apostles 10.34,37-42; Colossians 3.1-3; (Vigil Mark 16.1-7) John 20.1-18 “This disciple who had arrived first at the tomb went in. He saw and believed.”  – John 20.8 “Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord.’” – John 20.18 Mary Magdalene brings the whole community ofContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for March 20, 2016, Passion/Palm Sunday

Sunday Readings: Luke 19.28-40; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-11; Luke 22.14-23.56 “Surely this was an innocent man.” (Luke 23.47) Luke’s passion account emphasizes Jesus’ innocence. When the crowd, the chief priests, and temple guard come to arrest Jesus, he says, “Am I a criminal that you come out after me armed with swords and clubs? WhenContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 20, 2016, Passion/Palm Sunday”

Are We Rome?

  Happy Holy Week to you, one and all. On Palm Sunday, we imagined Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. We wondered what this procession of palms may have looked like. Was it to fulfill a prophecy? How many people caught the reference to Zachariah in the moment? Was it, as Crossan and BorgContinue reading “Are We Rome?”