Gospel Reflection for March 17, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Genesis 15.5-12,17-18; Philippians 317-4.1; Luke 9.28-36 “Suddenly two men were talking with Jesus–Moses and Elijah. Appearing in glory, they spoke of his exodus, which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem.” – Luke 9.30-31 Jesus’ prayer on the mount of transfiguration is a turning point in his ministry. A few verses later he “sets his faceContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 17, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for August 12, 2018, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 19. 4-8; Ephesians 4.30-5.2, John 6.41-51 “The Jews began to murmur about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven”  – John 6.41 Within the crowd following Jesus is a group whom the gospel writer calls “the Jews.” They murmur. They question how Jesus can be fromContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 12, 2018, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

God as Light and Darkness

Last week I hear Addie Zierman talk about her book When We Were on Fire in the context of the darkness of Lent. She grew up in an Evangelical setting that pushed the metaphor of God as Light. She thought God was only real when she felt the light shining on her. God was near whenContinue reading “God as Light and Darkness”

When God Says No

Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the Lord showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the Negeb, andContinue reading “When God Says No”