Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 37.12-14; Romans 8.8-11; John 11.1-45 “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would never have died. Even now I am sure that God will give you whatever you ask,” said Martha.“Your brother will rise again,” said Jesus.“I know he will rise again on the last day,” said Martha.“I am the resurrectionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent”

Tiny Retreat #2: Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen: Patron saint of green and growing Hildegard was only five years old in 1098 when her parents brought her, their tenth child, to the monastery of St. Disibode. A holy woman named Jutta took the little girl in and taught her Latin and music so she could sing the psalms with the monksContinue reading “Tiny Retreat #2: Hildegard of Bingen”

Gospel Reflection for July 9, 2017, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Zechariah 9.9-10; Romans 8.9,11-13; Matthew 11.25-30 “No one knows the Father except the Son.” – Matthew 11.27 For Israel, wisdom begins in awe at God’s gracious work in creation and envisions human harmony shaped out of wise, God-centered, Spirit-animated relationships among people. The book of Proverbs personifies wisdom as a woman who isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 9, 2017, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for February 26, 2017, 8th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 49.1-5; 1 Corinthians 4.1-5; Matthew 6.24-24 “Which of you by worrying can add a moment to his or her lifespan? As for clothes, why  be concerned? Learn a lesson from the way the wild flowers grow. They don’t work; they don’t spin. Yet I assure you, not even Solomon in all hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 26, 2017, 8th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for November 2, 2014, All Souls Day

“All that the Father gives me will come to me; no one who comes to me will I ever reject.” John 6.37 Death calls for faith. It is the ultimate threshold of human life beyond which we cannot see. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is the heart of Christian faith. The God who raised JesusContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 2, 2014, All Souls Day”