Weekly Reflection 4/21/19

Easter Sunday April 20 and 21, 2019          Alleluia! Resurrexit sicut dixit! He has risen as he said, rejoice and be glad, but why? Jesus rose from the dead over two thousand years ago and to many people in our cynical twenty-four-hour news cycle and internet world the response is […]

Weekly Reflection 4/14/19

REFLECTION Palm Sunday April 13-14, 2019 Entering Holy Week, we do so knowing full well what lies ahead. We also have experienced how quickly humans can take light and goodness and snuff them out for our own benefit.  Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a wave of hosannas, palm fronds, and […]

Weekly Reflection 4/7/19

REFLECTION Fifth Sunday of Lent April 6-7, 2019                 In sharing a “Best Lent Ever” message with my wife, a question was posed, “Who are you?”  Ironically, a similar question was discussed in our Alpha Lent small group a few days later.  While I have had many titles and roles […]

Weekly Reflection 3/31/19

REFLECTION Fourth Sunday of Lent March 30-31, 2019 At the beginning of today’s gospel parable, two young men make very different life choices. The older son chooses a life of obedience to his father, while the younger son prematurely demands his inheritance and, leaving home, spends all he was given […]

Weekly Reflection 3/24/19

REFLECTION Third Sunday of Lent March 23-24, 2019 “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” God speaks to Moses from the burning bush. He introduces himself to Moses by providing his name and some background information as to his identity.  God communicates […]

Weekly Reflection 3/17/19

REFLECTION Second Sunday of Lent March 16-17, 2019                 One of the highlights of this week’s readings is the exhortation that the followers of God need to be above the things of this world. Jesus’ entire ministry was based on the idea that in all things we need to be […]

Weekly Reflection 3/10/19

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT MARCH 10, 2019     BB p. 81                  The head and heart don’t always like to agree on things. In theory they do, but reality can be a lot more challenging, whether in spiritual matters or the mundane matters of every day life.  I can get […]

Weekly Reflection 3/3/19

    REFLECTION Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time March 2-3, 2019               Never say God doesn’t have a sense of humor.  As I write this Reflection, I am sitting at my kitchen table on the night before I am to have the first of two cataract surgeries and reading […]

Weekly Reflection 2/24/19

REFLECTION SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 23-24, 2019             “Forgive and you will be forgiven.”             Jesus tells us over and over again throughout the gospels that we need to forgive those who offend us, who hurt us and those we love. But forgiveness can be difficult.  Holding on […]

Weekly Reflection 2/17/19

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time February 16 and 17, 2019               The one enduring thread that holds all of Jesus’ teachings together is the Kingdom of God. If you are a regular reader of my reflections you may have picked up that I believe that this teaching of Jesus […]