Gospel Reflection for November 17, 2013, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus asks, “Take care not to be misled.  Many will come in my name saying, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is at hand.’ Do not run after them.” Many people speak in Jesus’ name today, quoting passages like Sunday’s gospel. Luke is writing his gospel for people like us, living in the time betweenContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 17, 2013, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 18, 2013, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” Luke 12.49 The fire Jesus wishes were already kindled points to this challenge of Jews and Gentiles in Christ working together to reconcile divisions. Fire is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Early in Luke’s gospel JohnContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 18, 2013, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Our Suffering God

Our Suffering God by ELLIE ROSCHER Christians claim that Jesus is simultaneously fully human and fully divine. This is a difficult concept to think about, a confusing notion to believe in. Many heresies in our Church’s history center around leaning away from the human/divine balance that Jesus carried in his being, some losing sight of his humanityContinue reading “Our Suffering God”