Gospel Reflection for July 19, 2020 -16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Wisdom 23.24, 26-29; Romans 8.26-27; Matthew 13.24-43 Jesus put another parable to the crowd. “The householder’s slaves came to him, “Master, did you now sow good seed in your field? Where did these weeds come from?” The master answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said, “Do you want us to go and gather them?” The householder replied, “No, inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 19, 2020 -16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 8, 2017, 27th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 5.1-7; Philippians 4.6-9; Matthew 21.33-43   “The kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will yield a rich harvest.” – Matthew 21.43 Economically in Jesus’ time, 95% of the people were poor peasants who worked hard to survive. Roman soldiers from the occupying armyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 8, 2017, 27th Sunday 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 September 15, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus tells three parables in Sunday’s gospel, ending with the story of the prodigal son. “My son, you are with me always, and everything I have is yours.  But we had to celebrate and rejoice!  This brother of yours was dead, and has come back to life.  He was lost, and is found.” Luke 15.31-32Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 15, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time”