Gospel Reflection for July 5, 2020 -14th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Zechariah 9.9-10; Romans 8.9, 11-13; Matthew 11.25-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11.28 The Wisdom books of the Hebrew Bible personify our human capacity of knowing as Lady Wisdom, who is with God from the beginning and in whom GodContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 5, 2020 -14th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: 2 Kings 4.8-11,14-16; Romans 6.3-4,8-11; Matthew 10.37-42 “Whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life will find it. Whoever welcomes you welcomes me and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sentContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 21, 2020 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 20.10-13; Romans 5.12-15; Matthew 10.26-33 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. Even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10.29Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 21, 2020 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Don’t Miss Matthew!

The summer Sundays bring us Matthew’s best stories — the Syrophoenician woman who speaks up for her daughter, the fearful disciples who are afraid their boat will sink, the 5,000 who trust Jesus will feed them. You can have these and more in the summer and September issues of Sunday by Sunday. You can read allContinue reading “Don’t Miss Matthew!”

Gospel Reflection for May 24, 2020 – Feast of the Ascension

Scripture Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Matthew 28.16-20 “Remember that I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 29.20 In Matthew’s resurrection story, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses go to the Jesus’ tomb. An angel rolls back the stone for the two women who see the tombContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 24, 2020 – Feast of the Ascension”

Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Matthew 21.1-11; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-22; Matthew 26.14—27.66 or 27.11-54 “Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ – Matthew 27.46 What in your life has demanded more than you thought you had to give? What has Jesus’ passionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday”

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”