Gospel Reflection for March 6, 2016, 4th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Joshua 5.9,10-12; 2 Corinthians 5.17-21; Luke 15.1-3,11-32 Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons.  The younger said to the father, ‘Father, give me the share of your property that will fall to me.’  So the father divided up the property.  After a few days the younger son, having gatheredContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 6, 2016, 4th Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for February 28, 2016, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Exodus 3.1-8, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10.1-6, 10-12; Luke 13.1-9 “For three years now I have come looking for figs on this tree and found none. Cut it down. Why should it take up space?” (Luke 13.7) Jesus’ parable of the fig tree reveals God’s hope and compassion for people. The gardener who caresContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 28, 2016, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

Lent Is A Time To Shine

The light of God showing through Jesus bedazzles his disciples in Sunday’s gospel of the Transfiguration, giving us a glimpse of Easter early in Lent. The Transfiguration calls us to our Lenten transformation into Christ, to shine with love of every neighbor. Spring also calls us to the new life of Easter. Sunlight blesses usContinue reading “Lent Is A Time To Shine”

Lent: A New Beginning

On Ash Wednesday we hear “Remember, you are human.” That is not bad news. After all, Jesus was human, too. Make the most of your humanity this Lent.  Be the best you can be. Here are 12 more ways to choose from as you add color to your Lenten cross. If you have not downloadedContinue reading “Lent: A New Beginning”

Gospel Reflection for February 14, 2016, 1st Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 26.4-10; Romans 10.8-13; Luke 4.1-13 “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for scripture has it, ‘God will bid angels to watch over you,’ and ‘With their hands they will lift you up so that you do not stumble upon a stone.’” (Luke 4.9-11) The devil’s third and climaticContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 14, 2016, 1st Sunday of Lent”

Ash Wednesday: A New Beginning

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is next Wednesday. If you have not downloaded the Lent 2016 cross from Good Ground Press, do so now. You can begin adding color to the cross by choosing from the activities below. The spaces on the cross are color-coded. Plant activities are green Simplify activities are yellow PrayContinue reading “Ash Wednesday: A New Beginning”

Gospel Reflection for January 31, 2016, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 1.4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 13.4-13; Luke 4.21-30 “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4.21) These words begin Jesus’ inaugural sermon in Luke’s gospel. In last Sunday’s gospel Jesus read a passage from Isaiah that describes a prophet whom the Spirit anoints and appoints to bring good news to theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 31, 2016, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Plan Ahead For Lent

In only three weeks we will receive ashes and begin another Lenten season. We invite you to download our FREE Lent 2016 cross. Each week we will send you color-coded ways to keep Lent. As you pray, read, plant, simplify, and do acts of kindness your cross will begin to bloom with color.  

Gospel Reflection for January 24, 2016, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Nehemiah 8.2-4, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12.12-30; Luke 1.1-4, 4.14-21 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; God has anointed and sent me to proclaim good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty for captives, sight for the blind, release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord.” (LukeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 24, 2016, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”