Today’s Gospel: John 15:9-17 – 6th Sunday of Easter The Gospel for today is a concise description of our new, glorious life in Christ. The Christian life is an incredible life, mind-boggling if we really stop for a moment and allow the truth about it to sink in. Jesus loves us, mere mortals, with the same depth…… Continue reading Mind-Boggling Love
Today’s Gospel: Luke 11: 29-32 Did you notice this Gospel reading opens when the crowds gathering around Jesus were actually increasing? Christ’s angry reaction to this growing number of followers is shocking at first glance. However, these people were really curiosity seekers, who were not humbly looking for the truth with open minds, but arrogantly…… Continue reading No Other Sign Will Be Given
We are not puppets. God gave us freewill to choose to act justly or not. That is the great mystery surrounding the question of evil in our world.
I do not want to simply rattle off this response at every Mass; instill trust in You in the very fabric of my soul.
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 5, 1-12a – All Saints’ Day Today is All Saint’s Day, a day Catholics celebrate because we have a basic understanding that there is a powerful spiritual communion between those of us on earth and those who have died and are now in heaven. Not all saints are known; many are hidden…… Continue reading All Saints’ Day Art and Refelctions
Do I study scripture with an open, humble mind, ready for the Spirit to reveal new insights, or am I closed, thinking that I already know everything about God and my faith?
Today’s Gospel: John 14:21-26 This gospel passage is a typical example from the Gospel of John—deep, with layers of meaning and odd, cryptic language which could easily lead us in circles of confusion. For example, “Whoever has my commandments and observes them.” The verb is not hears or listens but has, which really does not…… Continue reading Mystical and Mysterious: A Gospel Reflection for May 4, 2015