Gospel Reflection for April 29, 2018, 5th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 9.26-31, 1 John 3.18-24, John 15.1-8 “Abide in me as I abide in you.” – John 15.4 Jesus’ words live in us and keep working in us to transform us. They have a continuing cleansing and converting effect. Today these gospel words call us to bear fruit in a world that isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 29, 2018, 5th Sunday of Easter”

Keeping Faith

My memories of the notorious sixties are not the free love and abandon of the sexual revolution but the incredible revival of the Catholic Church at Vatican II and the civil rights marches upending Jim Crow.  In that decade we experienced finding a way where there is no way.  The impossible can come to be.Continue reading “Keeping Faith”

Gospel Reflection for January 25, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jonah 3.1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7.29-31; Mark 1.14-20 Jesus saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” (Mark 1.16-17) Mark writes the first gospel to call a new generation to faith inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 25, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time”

Sermon 4th Sunday of Advent CSJ Vespers

A girl named Mary pledges her heart and hearth to a pregnancy and a child in Sunday’s gospel.  So attentive to the stirring of the Spirit is this young woman that she hears an angel speak and so unassuming is she that the angel’s greeting totally confuses her.  Who me?  Full of grace and favor? Continue reading “Sermon 4th Sunday of Advent CSJ Vespers”