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Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.8-13; 2 Timothy 3.14-4.2; Luke 18.1-8 “There was a judge in a certain city who neither feared God nor respected human beings. A widow in that city kept coming to him and saying: ‘Take up my case. Give me my just rights against my opponent.’ For a while the judge refused butContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2019, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Sunday Readings: Amos 8.4-7; 1 Timothy 2.1-8; Luke 16.1-13 A rich man summoned his manager and said, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager anymore.” Then the manager said to himself, “What will I do now that my master is takingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 22, 2019, 25th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Sunday Readings: Ecclesiastes 1.2; 2.21-23; Colossians 3.1-5,9-11; Luke 12.13-21 “You fool! This night your life will be demanded of you. To whom will all this piled up wealth of yours go?” – Luke 12.20 In Jesus’ parable a man builds bigger granaries for an abundant harvest and keeps the surplus for himself. These blessings in reserveContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 4, 2019, 18th Sunday Ordinary Time”
A year before he was assassinated, fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke these words for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. May they bless your day. I’m concerned about a better world. I’m concerned about justice. I’m concerned about brotherhood. I’m concerned about truth. When you are concerned about these things, you can neverContinue reading “Only Light Can Put Out Darkness”
Scripture Readings: Leviticus 13.1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10.31-11.1; Mark 1.40-45 “A leper came to Jesus, imploring him urgently and kneeling as he spoke, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘I do choose. Be made clean.’” – Mark 1.40-41 In Jesus’ timeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 11, 2018, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Pope Francis has named this coming Sunday, November 19, 2017, the first World Day of the Poor. The Sunday gospel invites us to reflect on how to invest our talents in the world community. The pope’s namesake, Francis of Assisi, models building relationships with people who are poor. St. Francis attributed staying with lepers inContinue reading “World Day of the Poor”
Scripture Readings: Exodus 22.20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1.5-10; Matthew 22.34-40 “Teacher, which commandment of the law is greatest?” – Matthew 22.36 Love God and neighbor without distinction. This is the distilled version of the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the religious community to which I belong. The mission calls us to act—to love and formContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 29, 2017, 30th Sunday Ordinary time”