Gospel Reflection for September 11, 2022 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

The elder son tells his father, “For years now I have slaved for you. I never disobeyed one of your orders, yet you never gave me so much as a kid goat to celebrate with my friends. Then, when this son of yours returns after having gone through your property with loose women, you killContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 11, 2022 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 21, 2022 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 66.18-21, Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13, Luke 13.22-30 Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. A person asked him this question. “Teacher, will only a few be saved?” Jesus replied, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enterContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 21, 2022 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 14, 2022 – 20th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 38.4-6,8-10; Hebrews 12.1-4; Luke 12.49-53 Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peaceContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 14, 2022 – 20th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 7, 2022 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Do not live in fear, little flock. It has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give alms. Make investments that never depreciate; establish inexhaustible accounts for yourselves in the heavens. For wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be, too. Be dressed for hard work; keep your lampsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 7, 2022 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2022 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 30.10-14; Colossians 1.15-20; Luke 10.25-37 The lawyer asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus told this parable: There was a man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho who fell in with robbers. They stripped him, beat him, and then went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down the sameContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2022 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2022 – Feast of the Ascension

Scripture Readings: Acts 1.111; Ephesians 1.17-23; Luke 24.46-53 Jesus spoke to his disciples, saying, Thus it is written that the messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2022 – Feast of the Ascension”

Gospel Reflection for April 10, 2022 – Palm/Passion Sunday

Sunday Readings: Luke 19.28-40; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-11; Luke 22.14—23.56  One of the criminals hanging in crucifixion blasphemed Jesus, saying, “Aren’t you the Messiah? Then save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said, “Have you no fear of God, seeing you are under the same sentence? We deserve this, after all. We areContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 10, 2022 – Palm/Passion Sunday”

Luke Class Resumes

Beginning next week, Thursday, April 7, we take up the passion of Jesus in Luke’s gospel. The following three Thursdays – April 14, 21, and 28 – center on the Easter narratives in all four Gospels and the stories of women in the Acts of the Apostles. If you were part of the Luke class in JanuaryContinue reading “Luke Class Resumes”

Gospel Reflection for March 20, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Exodus 3.1-8, 13-15, 1 Corinthians 10.1-6, 10-12, Luke 13.1-9 Jesus spoke this parable. A man had a fig tree that had been planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it but found none. He said to the gardener: “Look here! For three years now I have come looking for figs onContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 20, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 13, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Genesis 15.5-12, 17-18, Philippians 3.17—4.1, Luke 9.28-3 Jesus took Peter, John and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying, his face changed in appearance and his clothes became dazzling white. Two men were talking with him — Moses and Elijah. Appearing in glory, they spoke of his exodus which he wasContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 13, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Lent”