Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • Easter 3 A

    Posted on April 20, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Burning Hearts on the road.     In this Sunday’s Gospel the city of Jerusalem is important and the journey motif is also important. We must remember that Luke began his Gospel in Jerusalem, in the Temple.  We have the story of Zacharias.  Jesus for the major part of this Gospel is “on the way,” on […]

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  • Easter 2 ABC

    Posted on April 17, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    My Lord and My God         As part of my preparation for Easter this year I studied Raymond Brown’s chapter in the book THE VIRGINAL CONCEPTION & BODILY RESURRECTION OF JESUS. On page 106 in a footnote I read this: “I suggest that this second appearance may be the evangelists’ dramatization in […]

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  • Easter Sunday

    Posted on April 9, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Out of darkness into the Light     This Easter Sunday I would like to focus on the experience of three people, Mary Magdalene, Thomas, and Peter.  They each have something to teach us about ourselves, Jesus and the Resurrection.  We will look at their individual reaction to the death of Jesus, Jesus’ individual reaction to […]

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  • RESURRECTION IN MARK

    Posted on April 9, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Mark 16:8 “And going out, they fled the tomb, for trembling and ecstasy, possessed them, and they said nothing to anyone because they were filled with awe.” This translation is found in THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK a commentary by Marie Noonan Sabin. Her translation replaces “bewilderment” with “ecstasy”.  She also replaces “they were afraid” […]

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