Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent Sunday Readings: Isaiah 2.1-5; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 23.37-44 Ours are not the only troubled times. The prophet Isaiah describes in Sunday’s first reading an ideal king and a peaceable kin*dom. Small wonder, Isaiah lives in the years following the Assyria army’s destruction of the northernContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 24, 2019, Feast of Christ the King

Sunday Readings: 2 Samuel 5.1-3; Colossians 1.12-20; Luke 23.35-43 Jesus was crucified with two criminals. One reviled Jesus, saying, “Aren’t you the messiah? Then save yourself and us.” The other criminal rebuked the first, saying, “Don’t you even fear God? … This man has done nothing wrong. Jesus, remember me when you come into yourContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 24, 2019, Feast of Christ the King”

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Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2019, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.8-13; 2 Timothy 3.14-4.2; Luke 18.1-8 “There was a judge in a certain city who neither feared God nor respected human beings.  A widow in that city kept coming to him and saying: ‘Take up my case.  Give me my just rights against my opponent.’ For a while the judge refused butContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2019, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time”

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 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”

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”