Gospel Reflection for August 28, 2016, 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Sirach 3.17-18, 20, 28-29; Hebrews 12.18-19, 22-24; Luke 14.1, 7-14 “When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. You will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.” (Luke 14.12-13) Jesus’ two healings on the Sabbath demonstrate God’s will for human beings. We read neither story amongContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 28, 2016, 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Rest that Unites

All over the world, Orthodox and other observant Jews are inviting their Jewish brothers and sisters to join them in Shabbat. Here’s an example from South Africa: The video gives me goosebumps. People choosing to turn their phones off, walk out in the street, make bread together, eat together, pray together and come together overContinue reading “Rest that Unites”

Why We Go to Church

A few weekends ago, my husband and I took our two sons to Saturday afternoon mass and then left them with a baby-sitter so that we could go out to celebrate my birthday at a restaurant that does not have macaroni and cheese on the menu. Maybe it was the pre-dinner glass of rosé thatContinue reading “Why We Go to Church”