Category: Scripture Reflection

The Holiness of Time

A reflection on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent — November 28, 2021 You are busy, you are overworked, and you are exhausted. Advent is upon us and, while someone once told you something about the yoke being...

The Holiness of Time

Victory is near

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, November 14, 2021 — The Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time [Editor’s note: due to changes in schedule for our Sunday reflection contributors, we were left without an reflection today. For that reason, we’re sharing the...

Victory is near

The problem of image

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, November 7, 2021 — The Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time You cannot serve both God and mammon. Since the Scriptures were written, they have sought to warn the leaders of the flock about what is...

The problem of image

Hear, O Israel!

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, October 31, 2021 — The Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with...

Hear, O Israel!

Finding your Vocation: Lessons from the Gospel

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, October 24, 2021 — The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time One of my duties as Vocation Director is to periodically visit parishes throughout the Diocese to preach on vocations. At first glance my choice for vocation-related...

Finding your Vocation: Lessons from the Gospel

To be a Disciple of Christ

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, October 10, 2021 — The Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Imagine a young person who is aspiring to be a professional athlete suddenly spots a famous sports star down the street. Chances are that the...

To be a Disciple of Christ

An explosion of mutual enrichment

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, September 26, 2021 — The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The first person I ever spoke to about becoming a Catholic priest was a Methodist minister. I remember it like it was yesterday—I was sitting...

An explosion of mutual enrichment

Jesus Wants to Live His Life in Us

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, September 12, 2021 — The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time There is a story from a little over fifty years ago, during the US civil rights era, in which one person told another how much...

Jesus Wants to Live His Life in Us

Be thou opened

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, September 5, 2021 — The Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time The Jesus of Mark’s Gospel doesn’t come to play. His mission is urgent and told at a breakneck speed. By Chapter 2, he can’t go...

Be thou opened