Gospel Reflection for December 6, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3.8-14; Mark 1.1-8 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 6, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 3, 2019, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 11.22-12.2; 2 Thessalonians 1.11-2.2; Luke 19.1-10 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through the city. There was a man there named Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector and a wealthy man. He was trying to see who Jesus was but he could not see on account of the crowd, for he was shortContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 3, 2019, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for May 19, 2019, 5th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 14,21-27; Revelation 21.1-5; John 13.31-35 “As I have loved you, so you should love one another.” – John 13.34 Love is a feeling, the warmth of an embrace when spouses find themselves at home after work and commitments. Love is sometimes passionate, sexual, sensual, intimate. Love is attraction, the excitement of meetingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 19, 2019, 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for November 4, 2018, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 6.2-6; Hebrews 7.23-28; Mark 12.28-34 A scribe ask Jesus, “What is the greatest of all the commandments?” Jesus answers, “The greatest of all the commandments is ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God is Lord alone. Therefore, love the Holy One your God with all your soul, with all your mind, and withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 4, 2018, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

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 May 6, 2018, 6th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 10.25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 John 4.7-10; John 15.9-17 “The command I give you is this: that you love one another.” – John 15.17 “You are my friends if you do what I command you,” Jesus says. Do is an active verb. Jesus isn’t talking about having friends, but about being a friend.” Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 6, 2018, 6th Sunday of Easter”

Only Light Can Put Out Darkness

A year before he was assassinated, fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke these words for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. 
May they bless your day. I’m concerned about a better world.
 I’m concerned about justice.
 I’m concerned about brotherhood.
 I’m concerned about truth.
 When you are concerned about these things, 
 you can neverContinue reading “Only Light Can Put Out Darkness”

Gospel Reflection for July 2, 2017, 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: 2 Kings 4.8-11,14-16; Romans 6.3-4,8-11; Matthew 10.37-42 Jesus says, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” – Matthew 10.40 Faith refers to more than the beliefs that set believers apart. Faith is relationship, a whole-hearted entrusting of one’s life to whom or what one considersContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 2, 2017, 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”