Gospel Reflection for July 7, 2019, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 66.19-14; Galatians 6.14-18; Luke 10.1-9  “Jesus appointed 72 other missionaries and sent them in pairs ahead of him to every town and place he intended to visit.”  – Luke 10.1 Jesus asks of new disciples the same radical, itinerant way of life he models on the way to Jerusalem. His followers willContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 7, 2019, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 22, 2018, 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 23.1-6; Ephesians 2.13-18; Mark 6.30-34 “As he went ashore, Jesus saw a great crowd. His heart is moved with pity for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. He began to teach them many things.” – Mark 6.34 In Sunday’s gospel the twelve return from the mission to preach andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 22, 2018, 16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

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”

Gospel Reflection for December 20, 2015, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Micah 5.1-4; Hebrews 10.5-10; Luke 1.39-45 “Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child of your womb.’” (Luke 1.41-42) The encounter between Mary and her kinswoman Elizabeth is spiritually electric. Each woman has responded to God alone.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 20, 2015, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for January 25, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jonah 3.1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7.29-31; Mark 1.14-20 Jesus saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” (Mark 1.16-17) Mark writes the first gospel to call a new generation to faith inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 25, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2014, Christmas/Holy Family

Christmas Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20 “The angel said, ‘You have nothing to fear.  I bring you good news, a great joy to be shared by the whole people.  For this day in David’s city a savior has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord.  Let this be a sign toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25, 2014, Christmas/Holy Family”