Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2020, 1st Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Genesis 2.7-9; 3.1-7; Romans 5.12-19; Matthew 4.1-11 Scripture says, “Not by bread alone do people live but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Scripture also says, “You shall not put the Holy One your God to the test.” – Matthew 4.4, 7 The temptation gospel asks us to examineContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2020, 1st Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for February 16, 2020, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Sirach 15.15-20; 1 Corinthians 2.6-10; Matthew 5.17-37 “Do not think I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill them.” – Matthew 5.17 Jesus reflects on Israel’s laws in Sunday’s gospel by inviting us to assess our inner attitudes. The fifth commandment says “You shall not kill.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 16, 2020, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 26, 2020, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 8.23-9.3; 1 Corinthians 1.10-13, 17; Matthew 4.12-23 From the time John the Baptist’s arrest, Jesus began to proclaim, “Reform your lives! The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” As Jesus walked along the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon known as Peter, and his brother Andrew, who were casting a netContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 26, 2020, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem of Judea, magi from the east arrived on day in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” – Matthew 2.1-2 The magi are notContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany”

Gospel Reflection for December 22, 2019, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 7.10-14; Romans 1.1-7, Matthew 1.18-24 This is how the birth of Jesus came about. When his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her husband, an upright man unwilling too expose her to the law,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 22, 2019, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 1, 2019, 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 2.1-5; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 23.37-44 “Be sure of this: If the owner of the house knew when the thief was coming he or she would keep a watchful eye and not allow the house to be broken into. You must be prepared in the same way. The Son of Man is comingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 1, 2019, 1st Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for January 6, 2019, Epiphany

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6, Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6, Matthew 2.1-12 Magi from the East arrive in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” – Matthew 2.1-2 Only Matthew tells the story of the wise visitors from the East. They are studentsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 6, 2019, Epiphany”

Gospel Reflection for May 27, 2018, Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 432-34, 39-40; Romans 8.14-17; Matthew 28.16-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to observe all I have commanded you.”  – Matthew 28.19-20 Our God is no smug solitary being enclosed in eccentricContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 27, 2018, Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for January 7, 2018, Epiphany

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” – Matthew 2.2 Epiphany celebrate the manifestation of Jesus to Gentile seekers. Learned Gentiles discover through their study of the heavens a new starContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 7, 2018, Epiphany”

Gospel Reflection for December 10, 2017, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 40.1-5,9-11; 2 Peter 3.8-14; Mark 1.1-8 “One more powerful than I will come after me.” – Matthew 1.7 Advent prepares us o celebrate the incarnation–God becoming one of us. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us, the one Israel’s prophet Isaiah promised God would send. By loving us as one of us, JesusContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 10, 2017, 2nd Sunday of Advent”