Gospel Reflection for August 22, 2021 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Joshua 23.1-2, 15-17, 18; Ephesians 5.21-32; John 6.60-69 Many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” But Simon Peter said, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and areContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 22, 2021 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 6, 2021 – Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday Readings: Exodus 24.3-8; Hebrews 9.11-15;  Mark 14.12-16, 22-26 A colleague who helps primary children prepare for First Communion has a wonderful way to help them understand at their level what eating and drinking Jesus’ body and blood is about. She tells them how much she liked chocolate chip cookies when she was a child likeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 6, 2021 – Body and Blood of Christ”

Tiny Retreat: The Feast of Corpus Christi

In honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ, we offer you a tiny retreat based on the feast’s Gospel. This retreat is especially for those on our email list who do not get Sunday by Sunday. Please feel free to pass the retreat on to a friend. To begin placeContinue reading “Tiny Retreat: The Feast of Corpus Christi”

Gospel Reflection for June 23, 2019, Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

Scripture Readings: Genesis 14:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11.23-26; Luke 9.11-17  “Then taking the five loaves and the two fishes, Jesus raised his eyes to heaven, pronounced a blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to his disciples for distribution to the crowd.” – Luke 9.16 When we gather at Eucharist, we remember Jesus’ giving his wholeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 23, 2019, Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ”

Gospel Reflection for August 26, 2018, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Joshua 24.1-2, 15-17, 18; Ephesians 5.21-32; john 6.60-69 “The words I have spoken are spirit and life. But there are some among you who do not believe,” Jesus says. Many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. Jesus said the the twelve: “Do you also want to leave?” SimonContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 26, 2018, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 18, 2018, 20th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Proverbs 9.1-6; Ephesians 5.15-20; John 6.56-57 “Those who eat this bread and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. The one who eats this bread will live forever.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 18, 2018, 20th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 18, 2017, Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 8.2-3, 14-16; 1 Corinthians 10.16-17; John 6.51-58 “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.” – John 6.56 We misunderstand Jesus if we think the eating bread and drinking wine that Christians do is cannibalism. However, Jesus did choose eating and drinking as theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 18, 2017, Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ”

Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2016, Blood and Body of Christ

Sunday Readings: Genesis 14.18-20; 1 Corinthians 11.23-26; Luke 9.11-17 “Why don’t you give them something to eat yourselves?” (Luke 9.13) When shared the food Jesus gives multiplies, just as love and forgiveness do. Jesus’ teaching nourishes. We hear and make his word our own in living it. We become what we eat in sharing theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2016, Blood and Body of Christ”

Gospel Reflection for January 17, 2016, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 62.1-5; 1 Corinthians 12.4-11; John 2.1-11 “His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever Jesus tells you.’ Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding 20 or 30 gallons. Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’” (John 2.5-7) The wedding setting inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 17, 2016, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time”