Tag: Sunday Gospels

Faith

The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to [this] mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. (Luke 17:6) Faith. Jesus seems to be telling us that we only need a little bit of faith. The size of a mustard… Read More ›

Lord, I Am Yours

In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:33 In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us what we must do if we wish to be his disciples. There are some difficult sayings here. Take up our crosses, he tells us. Renounce our possessions. Hate… Read More ›

Rich in What Matters

“Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God.” – Luke 12:21 Treasure. What is treasure to you?  What does it mean to be rich in what matters to God? I ask myself these questions as I ponder this Sunday’s gospel. For me, my… Read More ›

Forgiveness

“and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.” – Lk 11:4 My husband and I were once asked to write a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer and present it to our prayer group. We each took sections of it and… Read More ›

Blessed Are We

God’s thoughts are not our thoughts. That is certainly brought home to us when we read the Beatitudes. I mean, Blessed are you who are poor … Really? In the secular world, we tend to measure success by wealth, awards, fame, possessions. In Jesus’ mind and thoughts and words, it is quite different. I have to… Read More ›

Called to Holiness

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” – Matthew 5:17 At first glance, today’s reading seems so legalistic. All about law and sin and judgment. We cannot possibly live up to all of these standards, can we? Kind of… Read More ›

We Are The Light of the World

February 5, 2017 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” – Matthew 5:16 We are the light of the world. Jesus tells us this. Jesus tells us that we cannot hide our light. We cannot put it… Read More ›

Emmanuel

Sun., December 18, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” (Mt 1:23) I saw a church sign this week that said – “What’s in a name? Emmanuel, God-is-with-us.” What’s in a name? God loved… Read More ›

Proclaim the Good News

Sun., December 11, 2016 Third Sunday of Advent When John heard in prison of the works of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to him with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” (Matthew 11:2-3) The God I knew when I was a child was a… Read More ›

Mercy is About Love

Sunday, November 20, 2016 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. – Luke 23:42 If we do not know that God is Mercy after reading the story of the Prodigal Son, we should know it after reading today’s gospel. Christ the King, as he hangs… Read More ›

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