Scripture: Numbers 13: 1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29, 34-35Matthew 15:21-28 Reflection: Great Faith, Reconciling Love In today’s Gospel, Jesus encounters a Canaanite woman who wanted help for her afflicted daughter. This woman had faith to come and beg Jesus for help — while Jesus’ disciples urged Him » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Numbers 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26a-29a, 34-35Matthew 15:1-2, 10-14 Reflection: Sending people ahead to reconnoiter the land (a theme taken from our first reading) might be a guide to our understanding of the gospel passage we have today. Not because we encounter Jesus moving into a » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Numbers 11:4b-15Matthew 14:13-21 Reflection: “One does not live on bread alone,but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” Mt 4:4 Today’s Gospel is the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 from a few loaves and fishes. This was barely enough » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15Ephesians 4:17, 20-24John 6:24-35 Reflection: Our Sunday readings at this time of the liturgical year center on the “Bread of Life” discourse from chapter six of John’s Gospel. As we saw last week, Jesus’ feeding of the multitude evokes the memory of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37Matthew 13:54-58 Reflection: The unbelieving. Can you imagine having Jesus in your midst and not believing what wisdom he shares? Are we trusting, believing and hopefully ready to receive this kind of wisdom from the Son of God? There » Continue Reading.
Feast of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus Scripture: Exodus 40: 16-21, 34-38John 11: 19-27 Reflection: In the first reading, from the Book of Exodus, Moses is completing the instructions given to him before this passage. He carefully follows the directions and builds the “Dwelling” where » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 34:29-35Matthew 13:44-46 Reflection: The journey through the desert to the promised land for Moses and the Israelites was not easy! There were long days filled with uncertainty. They had suffered enough in captivity and just wanted life to be easier. Moses was a » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28Matthew 36-43 Reflection: Oh, if only life was this easy to understand and correct. How many of us have worked in that heavenly garden of a place? You are blessed beyond measure, you receive so many gifts of the Spirit, and you » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34Matthew 13:31-35 Reflection: If you are old enough to remember the comedian Flip Wilson from the 1960s and 1970s, you’ll recall his comedic signature: “The devil made me do it.” He got a lot of mileage out of that line. Why? Because, » Continue Reading.