Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 37.12-14; Romans 8.8-11; John 11.1-45 “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would never have died. Even now I am sure that God will give you whatever you ask,” said Martha.“Your brother will rise again,” said Jesus.“I know he will rise again on the last day,” said Martha.“I am the resurrectionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 16.1, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians 5.8-14; John 9.1-38 “A man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, said to me, ‘Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight” – John 9.11 In John’s gospel Jesus often jumps into people’s lives. LastContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 15, 2020, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.3-7; Romans 5.1-2,5-8; John 4.5-42 The woman said to Jesus, “I know the messiah is coming, the one called the Christ who will announced all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I am the one, who is speaking to you.” – John 4.35-36 On the strength of a Samaritan woman’s witness,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 15, 2020, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2020, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 49.3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1.1-3; John 1.29-34 “Now I have seen for myself and have testified, ‘This is God’s chosen one.’” – John 1.34 Theology is faith seeking understanding. Christology is faith in Jesus seeking to understand who he is and his purposes for us. Christologies grow out of images and insights weContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2020, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Proverbs 8.22-31; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15 “When the Spirit of truth comes, this One will guide you along the way of all truth. The Spirit will not speak independently but will speak only what the Spirit hears and will declare to you the things that are to come.”  – John 16.13 In Sunday’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for May 19, 2019, 5th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 14,21-27; Revelation 21.1-5; John 13.31-35 “As I have loved you, so you should love one another.” – John 13.34 Love is a feeling, the warmth of an embrace when spouses find themselves at home after work and commitments. Love is sometimes passionate, sexual, sensual, intimate. Love is attraction, the excitement of meetingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 19, 2019, 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 12, 2019, 4th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 13.14, 43-52; Revelation 7.9, 14-17;  John 10.27-30 “The Father and I are one.” – John 10.30 John’s gospel uses shepherding imagery to describe Jesus’ relationship with those who believe in him. Jesus’ first words in Sunday’s gospel are plain but theologically loaded. “My sheep hear my voice,” Jesus says. Hearing his wordsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 12, 2019, 4th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 5, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 5.27-32, 40-41; Revelation 5.11-14; John 21.1-19 Jesus came, took the bread, and gave it to his disciples and did the same with the fish. This marked the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after being raised from the dead. When they had eaten their meal, Jesus said to Simon Peter,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 5, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 5.12-16; Revelation 1.9-11, 12-13, 17-19; John 20.19-31 “Even though the disciples had locked the doors of the place where they were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood before them.…He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven them. If youContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 10.34,37-43; Colossians 3.1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5.6-8; John 20.1-9 (10-18) Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday”