Gospel Reflection for February 12, 2017, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Sirach 15.15-20; 1 Corinthians 2.6-10; Matthew 5.17-37 “So when you offer your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled with your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.” –Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 12, 2017, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Letting Go

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. –Buddha September, for me, is still filled with the childhood feeling of fresh starts. When I was young, it meant new notebooks and a new teacher. As an adult,Continue reading “Letting Go”

We Are Only Human: An Odd Comfort

There are three scenes in this Sunday‚Äôs Gospel that give me an odd sort of comfort. The first scene takes place in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus has gone to pray. We are not told this explicitly, but I get the sense that Jesus just needed to get away from it all at thisContinue reading “We Are Only Human: An Odd Comfort”