Gospel Reflection for November 1, 2020 – Feast of All Saints

Scripture Readings: Revelation 7.2-4,9-14; 1 John 3.1-3; Matthew 5.1-12 “Blessed are the poor in spirit; the reign of God belongs to them.” – Matthew 5.3 The beatitudes turn our assumptions about whom God blesses upside down. The eight sayings challenge us to live in ways quite contrary to profit-motivated values. The beatitudes expand in detail what theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 1, 2020 – Feast of All Saints”

A Prayer For Today

New Beginnings Spirit of Life, bless us as we enter this new time, and as we bless one another in peace. In this time of hope we wish to affirm life for all. We commit ourselves again to bring your hope of freedom to all who suffer despair. Fill us with a thirst for yourContinue reading “A Prayer For Today”

Gospel Reflection for January 29, 2017, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Zephaniah 2.3;3.12-13; 1 Corinthians 1.26-31; Matthew 5.1-12 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5.3 Who does God bless? The obvious answer is people with a security guard at their gates and a home for every season. Jesus has a different take. He insists GodContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 29, 2017, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Audacity

And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” ButContinue reading “Audacity”