Gospel Reflection for December 30, Feast of the Holy Family

Joseph and Mary had traveled with a large group of friends and relatives from Jerusalem to Nazareth for an entire day before they realized Jesus wasn’t with him.  They returned to Jerusalem and looked for two days before finding him in the temple.  Jesus did not understand their anxiety and confusion. Jesus said, “Why wereContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 30, Feast of the Holy Family”

Gospel Reflection for December 9, 2nd Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist echoes the words of Second Isaiah to prepare the people for the coming of Jesus. Make ready a road for God.  Clear a straight path for God.  Every valley shall be filled; every mountain and hill shall be leveled.  The winding shall be made straight and rough ways smooth, and all humankindContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 9, 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 2, 2012, 1st Sunday of Advent

Jesus is warning his followers about the frightening natural events that will accompany the return of Son of Man. When these things happen, stand straight and lift up your heads for your redemption is near at hand. Luke 21.28 In verses we hear this Sunday, Jesus talks about fear, foreboding, and signs in the heavensContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 2, 2012, 1st Sunday of Advent”