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 January 27, 2019, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Nehemiah 8.2-4, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12.12-20; Luke 1.1-4; 4.14-21 “The Spirit of the Holy One is upon me, for God has anointed me and sent me to proclaim liberty for captives, sight to the blind, release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Holy One.” – Luke 4.18-19 In the first fourContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 27, 2019, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 15, 2018, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Amos 7.12-15; Ephesians 1.2-14; Mark 6.7-13 “So the twelve went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.” – Mark 6.12-13 Jesus sends the twelve men disciples out to become one with the people in villages near Nazareth, toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 15, 2018, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 19, 2015, 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 23.1-6; Ephesians 2.13-18; Mark 6.30-34 Crowds follow Jesus’ disciples back to Jesus. People’s hunger for his teaching and healing keep swelling. Mark writes the first gospel to tell Jesus’ story about A.D. 70, some 40 years after the events in the gospel. The disciples Jesus sends on mission and then welcomes backContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 19, 2015, 16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2015, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Amos 7.12-15; Ephesians 1.3-14; Mark 6.7-13 “Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two…They cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.” (Mark 6.7, 13) Why does Jesus send out twelve? Jesus’ intimate circle of followers includes many more than twelve.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2015, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”