Gospel Reflection for July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 4.42-44; Ephesians 4.1-6; John 6.1-15 “The people sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, Jesus told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments leftContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 18, 2021 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 23.1-6; Ephesians 2.13-18; Mark 6.30-14 “As he went ashore Jesus saw a great crowd.  He had compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.  He began to teach them many things.” – Mark 6.34 The lectionary organizes our Sunday hearing of the gospels in short snippets. In this Sunday’s snippet the twelve return from aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 18, 2021 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 2.2-5; 2 Corinthians 12.7-10; Mark 6.1-6 Jesus came to his native place with his disciples. When the Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given to him? What deeds of power are beingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 27, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-24; 2 Corinthians 8.7,9,13-15; Mark 5.21-4 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” His disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’”  He looked around to see whoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 27, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for May 2, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 9.26-3; 1 John 3.18-24; John 15.1-8 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” – John 15.4 A vine is a single plant. All its branches share the life its roots draw from theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 2, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 26, 2020 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 2.14, 22-33; 1 Peter 1.17-21; Luke 24.13-35 “The two disciples urged the stranger, ‘Stay with us, for it is nearly evening.’ …So the stranger went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyesContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 26, 2020 – 3rd Sunday of Easter”

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 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 19, 2020, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 49.3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1.1-3; John 1.29-34 “Now I have seen for myself and have testified, ‘This is God’s chosen one.’” – John 1.34 Theology is faith seeking understanding. Christology is faith in Jesus seeking to understand who he is and his purposes for us. Christologies grow out of images and insights weContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2020, 2nd 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”