Gospel Reflection for July 24, 2016, 17th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Genesis 18.20-32; Colossians 2.12-14; Luke 11.1-13 Jesus said, “Say this when you pray: Father, may you name be held holy; your kingdom come…” Jesus encourages us to pray for “the kingdom,” the vision he has for a just and loving society and world. To pray that God’s name be hallowed and that God’s kingdom comeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 24, 2016, 17th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 17, 2016, 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Genesis 18.1-10; Colossians 1.24-28; Luke 10.38-42 “Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him to her home. She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teachings.” (Luke 10.38-39) Luke puts Mary and Martha in their place in Sunday’s gospel passage. ToContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 17, 2016, 16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2016, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 30.10-14; Colossians 1.15-20; Luke 10.25-37 “But a Samaritan who was journeying along came on the beaten man and was moved to pity at the sight. He dressed his wounds, pouring in oil and wine as a means to heal. He then hoisted him on his own beast and brought him to anContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2016, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 3, 2016, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 66.10-14; Galatians 6.14-18; Luke 10.1-9 “Whatever house you enter, say first, ‘Peace to this house.’” (Luke 10.5)  In Sunday’s gospel Jesus sends out 72 missionaries to announce the kingdom of God is at hand.  A missionary is someone who is sent to bring a message.  The word to send in Greek isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 3, 2016, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time”

No Rules

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,Continue reading “No Rules”

Gospel Reflection for June 26, 2016, 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 19.16, 19-21; Galatians 5.1, 13-18; Luke 9.51-62 “As the days were being fulfilled for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.” (Luke 9.51) The men and women who follow Jesus as disciples serve an apprenticeship on the journey to Jerusalem. They are on the roadContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 26, 2016, 13th 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 June 12, 2016, 11th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Samuel 12.7-10; Galatians 2.16, 19-21; Luke 7.36-8.3 “Do you see this woman?” (Luke 7.44) “Accompanying Jesus were the twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities — Mary called the Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 12, 2016, 11th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 5, 2016, 10th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 17.17-24; Galatians 1.11-19; Luke 7.11-17 “When the Lord saw the widow, he had compassion on her.” (Luke 7.13) A large crowd follows Jesus and his disciples to the village of Nain. At the city gate they encounter a funeral procession, a widow burying her only son. A large crowd accompanies her,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 5, 2016, 10th Sunday Ordinary Time”