Gospel Reflection for February 4, 2018, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Job 7.1-4,6-7; 1 Corinthians 9.16-19,22-23; Mark 1.29-39 “On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. Jesus came, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her and sheContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 4, 2018, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for November 5, 2017, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Malachi 1.14; 2.2, 8-10; Thessalonians 2.7-9.3; Matthew 23.1-12 “The greatest among you will be the one who serves the rest.” – Matthew 23.11 Perhaps some people in the early Christian communities claim more importance than others. When Matthew writes more than 50 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, Christians may be living theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 5, 2017, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 20, 2015, 25th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 2.12, 17-20; James 3.16-4.3; Mark 9.30-37 “Whoever wants to be first must be last and the servant of all.” (Mark 9.35) When Jesus begins to tell his disciples that suffering lies ahead, that he will be put to death and rise again, they find themselves too afraid to ask questions. But theyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 20, 2015, 25th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for February 8, 2015, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Job 7.1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9.16-19, 22-23; Mark 1.29-39 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Now Peter’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. Jesus took her by the hand and liftedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 8, 2015, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time”