Gospel Reflection for September 2, 2018, 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 4.1-2,6-8; James 1.17-18,21-22,27; Mark 7.1-8,14-15, 21-23 “You forsake the commandment of God and hold to human tradition…It is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come.” – Mark 7.8, 21 Rules tend to multiply, and traditions accumulate. The Pharisees in Sunday’s gospel question why Jesus’ disciples do not follow JewishContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 2, 2018, 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 30, 2015, 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-8; James 1.17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23 “Nothing that enters a person from outside can make a person impure; it is the things that come out that defile.  It is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come.” (Mark 7.18-21) Every generation has to discern which traditionsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 30, 2015, 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time”