Category: Scripture Reflection

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The Power of Small

A reflection on the readings of June 13, 2021 — the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when...

The Power of Small
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God’s Community of Love

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, May 30, 2021 — The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  Last Saturday, my infant son received the Sacrament of Baptism. When the celebrant poured holy water over my son’s head and used...

God’s Community of Love
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Proclaiming Christ at Pentecost

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, May 23, 2021 — the Feast of Pentecost. Preach always, use words when necessary.” These are perhaps the most famous words of St. Francis of Assisi—or so we are told. I have always...

Proclaiming Christ at Pentecost
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Jesus, Our Friend

A reflection on the readings of May 9, 2021 — the Sixth Sunday of Easter What is your image of God? Some people see God as a distant being who governs the universe from afar—an untouchable, unapproachable God. Others see...

Jesus, Our Friend
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Mary Magdalene, the key witness

This is a reflection on the readings for Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord, The Mass of Easter Day. It’s hard to imagine the devastation Jesus’ disciples must have felt the day he was crucified. While we read the...

Mary Magdalene, the key witness
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What is robbing you of peace?

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 7, 2021 — the Third Sunday in Lent You’re watching the evening news and there is a story about an elderly woman who was mugged on the street in broad daylight. The mugger...

What is robbing you of peace?