Gospel Reflection for July 9, 2017, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Zechariah 9.9-10; Romans 8.9,11-13; Matthew 11.25-30 “No one knows the Father except the Son.” – Matthew 11.27 For Israel, wisdom begins in awe at God’s gracious work in creation and envisions human harmony shaped out of wise, God-centered, Spirit-animated relationships among people. The book of Proverbs personifies wisdom as a woman who isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 9, 2017, 14th Sunday Ordinary Time”

The Wisdom of Vulnerability

The Christmas story is full of vulnerability– God becoming a human baby, Mary saying yes to a child that will change her life, Joseph agreeing to raise a child that is not his. Even the Magi show great vulnerability in their star gazing and quest to find and worship Jesus. Part of an Epiphany prayerContinue reading “The Wisdom of Vulnerability”

Seeking Wisdom

We’re working through Proverbs the fall, and the planning this summer has been really fun. Proverbs is a book that focuses on the everyday life. How do we proceed today? How can we build a life that is pleasing to God? We’re focusing on seeking wisdom as a way to get closer to God. I’mContinue reading “Seeking Wisdom”

Gospel Reflection for February 16, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus taught his disciples about the law saying, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill them.”  Matthew 5:17 Jesus is a wise man, a teacher, and wisdom figure.  Jesus interprets the law of Moses in unconventional ways.  He contrastsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 16, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Granting Wisdom

Many mornings at our house begin the same way: my boys wake me up and then watch a video while I take a shower. Then we all shuffle into the kitchen, and as I put the waffles in the toaster, the brotherly battle begins. Hungry and a little bored as they wait for their food,Continue reading “Granting Wisdom”