Tag: Sunday Gospels

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 ›


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 ›

Blessed Are We

Sun., November 17 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time “Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony … You will be… Read More ›

Life is Beautiful

Sun., November 6, 2016 Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “… he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” (Lk 20:38) I was drawn to this verse in today’s Gospel and yet, I was not sure of what I wanted to say about it or how… Read More ›

Save What is Lost

Sunday, Oct. 30 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what is lost. (Luke 19:10) Jesus changed Zacchaeus’ life. Jesus came into his life and asked to dine with him. He didn’t ask Zacchaeus to change first. He loved him the way he was. Zacchaeus… Read More ›

Lord, Have Mercy On Me

Sunday, October 23 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ (Luke 18:13) Both of the men in this gospel are sinners. But only one admits… Read More ›

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