Don’t Miss Matthew!

The summer Sundays bring us Matthew’s best stories — the Syrophoenician woman who speaks up for her daughter, the fearful disciples who are afraid their boat will sink, the 5,000 who trust Jesus will feed them. You can have these and more in the summer and September issues of┬áSunday by Sunday. You can read allContinue reading “Don’t Miss Matthew!”

Gospel Reflection for March 27, 2016, Easter Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 10.34, 37-43; Colossians 3.1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5.6-8; John 20.1-9 (10-18) Mary Magdelene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.” (John 20.18) The act of raising Jesus from the dead reveals who God is — the one who gives life. By accepting death, Jesus reveals that God’s powerContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 27, 2016, Easter Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for November 8, 2015, 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 17.10-16; Hebrews 9.24-28; Mark 12.38-44 “I want you to observe that this poor widow gave more to the treasury than all the others.” (Mark 12.43) Widows and orphans were among the poorest people in ancient Israel. The law made care of widows and orphans the measure of Israel’s commitment to keepingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 8, 2015, 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for March 15, 2015, 4th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: 2 Chronicles 36.14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2.4-10; John 3.14-21 “For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only begotten Son that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have life forever.” (John 3.16) Jesus’ mission is not to condemn the world but to save it. He calls us whoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 15, 2015, 4th Sunday of Lent”