Gospel Reflection for July 20, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Master, did you not sow good seed in your fields?  Where did these weeds come from? Matthew 13.27 Life takes time; God’s reign will take time.  In the end God’s wisdom is not human wisdom.  Some apparent weeds may be flowers.  The smallest of seeds may yet grow into a plant that provides hospitality forContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 20, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 8, 2014, Pentecost

 Jesus said to his disciples, “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20.21 In this Easter appearance Jesus gives his friends a purpose that makes the passage a fitting Pentecost gospel. Jesus sends disciples as the Father sent him. He commissions them and us to continue hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 8, 2014, Pentecost”

Gospel Reflection for May 25, 2014, Sixth Sunday of Easter

Jesus told his disciples, “And I will ask the Father, who will give you another Advocate to abide with you always: the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, since it neither sees nor recognizes the Spirit; but you know the Spirit because the Spirit abides with you and will be in you.”  JohnContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 25, 2014, Sixth Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 18, 2014, Fifth Sunday of Easter

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered, “All this time I have been with you, Philip, and you do not know me? Whoever sees me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’” John 14.8-9 In responding to Philip, Jesus shifts theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 18, 2014, Fifth Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 4, 2014, Third Sunday of Easter

Two disciples were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus and began talking to a stranger about Jesus’ death and all that had transpired since that time.  They did not recognize that the stranger was the risen Jesus. While Jesus sat with the two disciples, he took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them. Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 4, 2014, Third Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday

Mary Magdalene had gone to the tomb and found that Jesus was missing. She could not find him and was crying. Jesus asked, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?Mary supposed the man to be the gardener and responded, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laidContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for March 30, 2014, 4th Sunday of Lent

Jesus gave sight to a man born blind. The Pharisees questioned the man as to who could perform this miracle. The man said he did not know, but the person capable of such things must come from God. This outraged the Pharisees. Jesus heard about this and went to the man born blind. Jesus said,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 30, 2014, 4th Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 16, 2014, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Jesus was transfigured in front of his disciples. Out of the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son, on whom my favor rests.  Listen to him.” Matthew 17.5  His transfiguration takes place just after Jesus tells his disciples for the first time he will suffer, die, and rise on the third day.  ThisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 16, 2014, 2nd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 9, 1st Sunday of Lent

Jesus said, “Scripture says, ‘Not by bread alone do people live but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4.4 Jesus lives by God’s word not by bread alone.  He refuses to put God to the test.  He worships God alone, the first commandment.  His testimony calls us to welcome andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 9, 1st Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 2nd, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters.  People who try either hate one and love the other or pay attention to one and despise the other.  You cannot give yourself to God and money.”  Matthew 6:24 Sunday’s gospel begins with a generic saying: No one can serve two masters.  What makes the saying memorableContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 2nd, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time”