November 20, 2022

The Feast of Christ the King We’re privileged to witness one of the most intimate moments in the life of Jesus. Luke captures the moment for us. It’s Friday, the day after Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples. It’s Good Friday. Jesus has been nailed to the cross bar and lifted up. Two insurgents […]

October 16, 2022

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time We have a parable for our reflection today – and we’re given an interpretation. “Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.” We then hear of a widow nagging a corrupt judge to make a just decision regarding her case. In […]

September 18, 2022

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Most people find today’s parable a challenge to interpret. So, let’s begin this reflection by noting the context set in last Sunday’s gospel passage. The Pharisees criticized Jesus because he was eating with tax collectors and sinners. He addressed their criticism by spinning three parables revealing God’s loving and caring […]

August 21, 2022

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Someone asked Jesus, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” Good question, but before we think about Jesus’ answer, let’s think a little more about this man’s question. This man isn’t referring to the end of the world, and the final judgment as Christians think about it. Jewish tradition […]

July 17, 2022

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time We begin our reflection with one of the most famous biblical stories about hospitality. Abraham was sitting at the entrance of his tent, trying to catch a bit of breeze. He suddenly saw three men standing nearby; and rushed to them, greeted them, and pleaded with them to stop to […]

June 19, 2022

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ In the Bible, numbers very often have a symbolic or mystical meaning. For example, Saint John’s Book of Revelation makes extensive use of numerology. His numbers are not to be taken literally; they have a deeper meaning. Today, let’s reflect on Luke’s use of numbers […]

May 15, 2022

5th Sunday of Easter We’re reading from John’s account of the Last Supper, the beginning of the Book of Glory. Jesus and his disciples were at table the night before the Jewish Passover when Jesus shocked them by getting up from the table and washing their feet as if he were the house slave. He […]

April 17, 2022

Easter Sunday It was very early Sunday morning – that still moment just as the light dissolves the darkness. Mary Magdalene stood at the tomb of Jesus, confused and shocked. The tomb had been opened. The bruised body of Jesus was no longer there. No matter how brilliant the rising sun might have been, Mary […]

March 20, 2022

3rd Sunday of Lent We’re told in the gospel today that it had been reported to Jesus that Pilate had mingled the blood of Galileans with a pagan sacrifice. There’s no proof that this event took place, but whether it was true or not, Jesus used the moment to teach. We might add our contemporary […]

February 20, 2022

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recently, I was given a copy of the first and second seasons of the TV series, The Chosen. It will eventually be an eight-season series depicting the life and teachings of Jesus. It’s absolutely wonderful. I’m sure many of you have seen it. The person of Jesus was mesmerizing. He […]