Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Lent 1A (b)

    Posted on February 25, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Temptation: Jesus’ and ours. As we begin Lent the Gospel takes us back to the end of Jesus’ forty days in the desert.  We are beginning our forty days in the desert of Lent (actually there are only 36 left).  We are presented with the temptations of Jesus.  Are these real temptations or are they […]

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  • Ash Wednesday

    Posted on February 23, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    “Return to me with all your heart.” (Jl 2:12) At times we enter into Lent putting the emphasis on our wanting God to return to us.  But it is certainly a startling thought to hear God pleading for our return. In the writing of Joel, God is begging Israel to return, “For gracious and merciful […]

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  • Sunday 8 A

    Posted on February 19, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    8 A Introduction: Raymond Brown comments on this part of Matthew’s Gospel: “At our time when a consumer society is very concerned with the best in clothes and food and when a great deal of energy is put into being sure that we have financial security for the future, the Matthean Jesus’ challenge not to […]

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  • Sunday 7 A

    Posted on February 10, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Introduction: Last Sunday we heard Jesus say to us: “…unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees you shall not enter the kingdom of God.”       Today God says to us in the 1st reading from the Book of Leviticus: “Be holy, for I, the Lord, you God am holy.”  In the […]

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  • Sunday 6 A

    Posted on February 2, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    First reading: Reminds us several times that we have the power to “choose”. Second reading: Our God is a God of wisdom, mysterious, hidden, deep.  “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on us, what God has prepared for those who love him.” Gospel: We continue the […]

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