Gospel Reflection for July 1, 2018, 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-34; 2 Corinthians 8.7,9,13-15; Mark 5.21-43 “The woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before Jesus, and told him the whole truth.”  – Mark 5.33 Jesus took the girl by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means,”Little girl, arise.” And immediatelyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 1, 2018, 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 17, 2017, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 61.1-2,10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24; John 1.6-8, 19-28 “A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.” – John 1.6-7 John’s gospel begins with 18 verses about the preexistent Word who becomes flesh in Jesus. These verses includeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 17, 2017, 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for March 19, 2017, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.3-7; Romans 5.1-2, 5-8; John 4.5-42 “Many Samaritans from that village believed in Jesus on the strength of the woman’s testimony.” – John 4.39 The Samaritan woman meets Jesus at Jacob’s well. He asks for a drink. In their conversation the woman from Samaria moves from misunderstanding to seeking living water, comingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 19, 2017, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The fourth gospel begins in God time and enters history only in verse 6, when “a man named John was sent from God…to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him” (1.6-7). Jesus has no birth story and no parents at the beginning of this gospel. Instead he has a dedicated publicContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time”