Gospel Reflection for December 29, Feast of the Holy Family

The angel of God appeared to Joseph with this command. “Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you otherwise. Herod is searching for the child to destroy him.” Matthew 2.13 In Sunday’s gospel the Holy Family is on the run to protect Jesus’ life. KingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 29, Feast of the Holy Family”

Gospel Reflection for December 22, Fourth Sunday of Advent

In a dream, an angel told Joseph, “Joseph, son of David, have no fear about taking Mary as your wife.  It is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived this child.  She is to have a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” MatthewContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 22, Fourth Sunday of Advent”

Living the Gospel Today with Joan Mitchell: Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation

The second video in Sister Joan’s series “Living The Gospel Today” is about Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation.

Gospel Reflection for December 15th: Third Sunday of Advent

When John the Baptist heard in prison about the works Christ did, he sent a message by his disciples to ask, “Tell us, are you the one to come?” Matthew 11.2-3 In his ministry Jesus is not hacking dead branches off the family tree of Israel nor winnowing hypocrites from among repentant sinners as JohnContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 15th: Third Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2013, Second Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist speaks about Jesus, saying, “I baptize with water for the sake of reform, but the one who will follow me is more powerful than I.  I am not even fit to carry his sandals.  He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire.”  Matthew 3.11 Fierce and holy like the prophetContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2013, Second Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 10, 2013, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “God is not God of the dead but of the living.  All are alive to God.”  Luke 20.38 In Sunday’s gospel a Sadducee poses a question to Jesus regarding the law of Moses.  The law states a man is to marry his brother’s widow if she is childless.  The Sadducee presents a caseContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 10, 2013, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for November 3, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus asks, “Today salvation has come to this house for he, too, is a son of Abraham.  The Son of Man has come to seek out and save the lost.” Luke 19.9-10 Jesus’ final statement in the gospel makes his mission clear: he comes to seek out and save the lost.  Jesus draws Zacchaeus, theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 3, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2013, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus tells the parable of the unjust judge who gives in to a widow who persists in seeking her rights. Jesus asks, “Will God not do justice to those chosen ones who call out day and night?  Will God delay justice for them?” Luke 18.7 In Luke’s time widows have little place in society butContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2013, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2013, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus encountered ten people with leprosy who asked for his healing.  He sent them on and they then recognized they had been cured.  One returned to thank Jesus. Jesus said, “Weren’t ten cleansed?  Where are the other nine?  Did none return to give glory to God but this man whoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2013, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time”