Gospel for March 4: Matthew 20:17-28 As Jesus and the twelve disciples head towards Jerusalem, there is a series of radical misunderstandings between the words that the disciples hear and the true meaning that Jesus is trying to help them grasp. Initially, Jesus tries to prepare them for His betrayal, horrific death, and subsequent Resurrection,…… Continue reading Gospel Reflection: We Don’t REALLY Get It.
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 7:21, 24-27 Today’s Gospel reading reminds us of what true discipleship means. “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven,” Jesus tells us. This statement comes right after the Sermon on the Mount,…… Continue reading Let Me Build on ROCK
Matthew 14:22-36 , Jesus Walks on the Water Put yourself in the scene of today’s gospel. Waves are pounding a little wooden fishing boat as a storm rages all around you when suddenly, through the blowing wind and water spray, you see someone or something walking on the water towards you. Quite disconcerting, wouldn’t you say?…… Continue reading Peter ALMOST Walks on Water: Gospel Reflection for Aug. 4
Today’s Gospel: John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 This section of scripture leaves me feeling irritated, almost as irritated as Jesus seems to be. Of course part of that frustration is because this was written by John who loves to talk in circles, leaving his readers hanging. At first glance this passage simply talks about Jesus moving around Galilee, not…… Continue reading From the Ashes of Defeat
Today’s Gospel: Mark 10:28-31 Today is Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. In keeping with tradition, some of us will devour pancakes and syrup, a last splurge before Lent. However, the Gospel reading leading up to Lent is much more sober. Peter reminds Jesus that the disciples have given up everything to follow…… Continue reading The Last Shall Be First
I am going to cheat somewhat today and combine a reflection I wrote for CatholicMom with Colleen’s Sabbath Moments because reflections are done in the quiet! Sabbath Moment Awareness of God. Welcome to Colleen’s meme hosted from Thoughts on Grace. Today’s Gospel: John 1:35-42 It is amazing, really, that John’s disciples simply hear their teacher announce that…… Continue reading A Gospel Reflection for Sabbath Moments