Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2020 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 55.10-11; Romans 8.18-23; Matthew 13.1-23 “Other seeds fell on good ground and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” – Matthew 13.8 Jesus’ parable of the sower is prophetic. It promises that Jesus’ word will yield a thirty, sixty, hundredfold harvest. The yield, however, does not happen in the gospel narrative. When Matthew’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2020 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: 2 Kings 4.8-11,14-16; Romans 6.3-4,8-11; Matthew 10.37-42 “Whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life will find it. Whoever welcomes you welcomes me and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sentContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 8, 2019, 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 9.13-18; Philomen 9-10,12-17; Luke 14.25-33 “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, spouse and children, brothers and sisters, yes even life itself, cannot be my follower. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14.26-27 Our relationship with God comes first. It’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 8, 2019, 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for February 4, 2018, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Job 7.1-4,6-7; 1 Corinthians 9.16-19,22-23; Mark 1.29-39 “On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. Jesus came, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her and sheContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 4, 2018, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 2, 2016, 27th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 9.13-28; Philomen 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14.25-33 “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, spouse and children, brothers and sisters, yes, even life itself, cannot be my follower; whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14.26-27 Jesus continues on his journeyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 2, 2016, 27th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 19, 2016, 12th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Zechariah 12.10-11, 13.1; Galatians 3.26-29; Luke 9.18-24 “But you — who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 9.20) Immediately after Peter answers Jesus’ question, “The Messiah of God,” Jesus predicts his suffering, rejection, and death. His prediction contradicts the popular notion of the leader Israel awaits. To his early followers Jesus’ callContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 19, 2016, 12th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for February 8, 2015, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Job 7.1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9.16-19, 22-23; Mark 1.29-39 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Now Peter’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. Jesus took her by the hand and liftedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 8, 2015, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 18, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 3.3-10,19; 1 Corinthians 6.13-15,17-20; John 1.35-42 John the Baptist points out Jesus to two of his disciples, Andrew and another. They  follow Jesus, who turns, sees them, and ask what they are looking for.    Andrew said to him, “Teacher, where are you staying?” Jesus said to them, “Come and see.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 18, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time”