Reflections for the Week of Sunday March 17, 2019 Second of Lent
Gospel: Luke 13.31-35 tells of an encounter between some Pharisees and Jesus in which they warn Him that King Herod wants to kill Him. Jesus says He must go to Jerusalem for that is where prophets like Himself are killed. He has tried to protect the people of Israel as a hen does her chicks... Continue Reading →
Reflections for the Week of Sunday March 10, 2019 First of Lent
Gospel: Luke 4.1-13 tells of Jesus, after His baptism, being driven into the wilderness where He was tempted by the satan by offering Him security/survival, power/control, esteem/affection (food, kingship, miraculous feats). If Jesus is to succeed where the first Adam failed, He must resist human temptation through the power of the Holy Spirit – manifested... Continue Reading →
Reflections for Sunday the Week of March 3, 2019 Last of Epiphany
The Gospel for the last week of Epiphany is Luke 9.28-36 about the Transfiguration of Jesus, where His divinity is manifested. Jesus’ teaching is being summarized from five sources: the Beatitudes (Matt 5.3–12); the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7); the Lord’s Prayer (Matt 6.9-13); the Ten Commandments (Exod 20.1-17; Deut 5.6-21); and the fruit... Continue Reading →
Reflections for the Week of Sunday February 24, 2019 Seventh after Epiphany
Gospel: Luke 6.27-38. This is a continuation of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Plain”, the first part of which was the text for last Sunday. Jesus came primarily to restore the loving relationship between God and His people. They had become alienated and estranged from Him and one another with the fall of Adam and Eve.... Continue Reading →