Gospel Reflection for March 17, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Genesis 15.5-12,17-18; Philippians 317-4.1; Luke 9.28-36 “Suddenly two men were talking with Jesus–Moses and Elijah. Appearing in glory, they spoke of his exodus, which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem.” – Luke 9.30-31 Jesus’ prayer on the mount of transfiguration is a turning point in his ministry. A few verses later he “sets his faceContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 17, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for November 8, 2015, 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 17.10-16; Hebrews 9.24-28; Mark 12.38-44 “I want you to observe that this poor widow gave more to the treasury than all the others.” (Mark 12.43) Widows and orphans were among the poorest people in ancient Israel. The law made care of widows and orphans the measure of Israel’s commitment to keepingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 8, 2015, 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 7, 2014, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Scripture Readings: Isaiah 40.1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3.8-14; Mark 1.1-8 “One more powerful than I will come after me.” Mark 1.7 Like the prophet Elijah, John the Baptist haunt the wilderness. Like Elijah, who discovered God speaking not in storms and lightning but in silence, the Baptist in the silence of his wilderness lifeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 7, 2014, 2nd Sunday of Advent”