Tag: gospel reflections

The Cross

August 9, 2019 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24 Every Easter, when I was a child, I would watch King of Kings, a movie about the life of Jesus. Every time I watched it, I would… Read More ›

July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” – Matthew 13:43 We often forget that we are children of God. If we take the time to listen … listen to His Word, in scripture, in our hearts, then we… Read More ›

Wheat and Weeds

“Let them grow together until harvest…”  – Matthew 13:30 Jesus tells us that the kingdom includes both good and evil. We are both wheat and weeds.  We go to church, not because we are perfect, but because we know we are not perfect and we need God in our lives. We know that we need… Read More ›

Love with Mercy

“If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned these innocent men.  For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.” – Mt 12:7-8 Here in this gospel, Jesus makes it clear that He wants us to love with mercy, not judgement. He wants us to love… Read More ›

Take Courage

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” – John 16:33 Have you ever been afraid to speak out about your faith? Neither one of my boys were afraid to speak out against abortion to a crowd of students at their school. I may have taught them about… Read More ›

The Peace the World Cannot Give

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. – Jn 14:27 Peace.  The kind of peace that only Jesus can give. It is not the peace of sitting in silence or feeling… Read More ›

Do We Belong to the World?

Jn 15:18-21 “If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you”. – John 15:19 “The world hates you.” Strong words, but they tell us what we need to hear. After… Read More ›

Seeking A Sign

He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Mk 8:12 Jesus sighed.  The Pharisees were testing him. They did not believe him and did not wish to believe him. They probably would not… Read More ›

Are We Aware?

And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. – Lk 4:24 I heard new things in this gospel reading today. And it led to a lot of questions. Do we take others for granted? Do we take our co-workers and family members for granted? Do we… Read More ›

God Visits His People

Jesus went to the synagogue on the sabbath and and he stood up to read. “He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind …” – Lk 4:18 Jesus tells the people in the synagogue that this scripture has been fulfilled in their hearing. That God has come to… Read More ›

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