Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent

Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent Sunday Readings: Isaiah 2.1-5; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 23.37-44 Ours are not the only troubled times. The prophet Isaiah describes in Sunday’s first reading an ideal king and a peaceable kin*dom. Small wonder, Isaiah lives in the years following the Assyria army’s destruction of the northernContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Living Like Francis Today

Live simply. Live prayerfully. Live in peace. Living Like Francis Today puts you in touch with the God of love and mercy Pope Francis wants us to know. Each of the six short chapters begin and end with a simple prayer from scripture or from the writing of St. Francis. Short reflections invite you to apply theContinue reading “Living Like Francis Today”

Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2019, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 5.14-17; 2 Timothy 2.8-13; Luke 17.11-19 “On their way the ten lepers found they were cleansed. One of them seeing that he had been healed, turned back, praising God in a loud voice. He fell at Jesus’ feet, thanking him. This man was a Samaritan.”  – Luke 17.14-16 A wise counselorContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 13, 2019, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”

What power does faith have?

How does our faith strengthen us? According to Jesus in this Sunday’s Gospel even a smidgen of faith is enough. Our part is to live the faith we have. Sunday by Sunday has a reflection on faith that can hearten you. Consider becoming a subscriber. You will receive a reflection on the Sunday scriptures for the wholeContinue reading “What power does faith have?”

Gospel Reflection for September 22, 2019, 25th 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”

Gospel Reflection for September 15, 2019, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 32.7-11,13-14; 1 Timothy 1.12-17; Luke 15.1-32 The tax-collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus, at which the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” – Luke 15.1 The parables that lure sinners and prostitutes to seek out Jesus feature a shepherd’s lost sheep, aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 15, 2019, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Bible Study. Faith Sharing. Small Christian Communities.

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Gospel Reflection for September 8, 2019, 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 9.13-18; Philomen 9-10,12-17; Luke 14.25-33 “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, spouse and children, brothers and sisters, yes even life itself, cannot be my follower. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14.26-27 Our relationship with God comes first. It’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 8, 2019, 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Discover the Gospel this fall

When two or three gather in Jesus’ name, what happens? They find Jesus in their midst. That’s his promise. Sunday by Sunday can help gather those two or three and more. Each four-page issue helps faith-sharing groups discover how the gospel relates to their own lives. Read some Sunday by Sunday issues and imagine sharing them with people in your parishContinue reading “Discover the Gospel this fall”

Gospel Reflection for August 25, 2019, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 66.18-21; Hebrews 12.5-7, 11.13; Luke 13.22-30 Someone asked Jesus, “Teacher, will only a few be saved?” Jesus said, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able” – Luke 13.34 A doorway or threshold is a liminal space. The word limenContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 25, 2019, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”