Reflections for the Week of Sunday January 21, 2018 Third after Epiphany
Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 tells of Jesus proclaiming the good news of God, saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the good news.” Then the Scripture speaks of His calling disciples. The good news (gospel) is not about what we should or must do. It is […]
Reflections for the Week of Sunday January 14, 2018 Second of Epiphany
Gospel: Jn 1:43-51 tells of Nathaniel’s call to be an apostle and his encounter with Jesus. Jesus, fully man and fully God, two natures in one Person, had mysteriously seen Nathaniel under his fig tree and said he was a ‘true Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathaniel who had earlier asked if anything […]
Reflections for the Week of January 7, 2018 First after Epiphany
Gospel: Mk 1:4-11 tells of John the Baptist proclaiming the return to Israel of YHWH who had departed from Israel and the Temple in BC 586 just before the neo-Babylonians invaded Judah and destroyed the Temple. Old Testament prophets said He would return (Isa 40:3-5, 9-11; Ezek 43:1-7; Zech 2:4-5, 10-12; Mal 3:1-4; Ps 50:3-4 […]
Reflections for the Week of December 24, 2017 Fourth of Advent
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 is the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Archangel Gabriel that she would conceive through the power of the Most High and bear a Son whose name would be Jesus and and He would occupy the throne of His ancestor David forever. These are amazing prophecies which Christians are promised. […]