Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • 22nd C

    Posted on August 31, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Mr. Busby and humility. As Luke does very often he uses a meal setting to share with us some teaching of Jesus.  Jesus gives some advice for the guests and for the hosts.  We are invited today to the Eucharistic banquet.  But the invitation for us is also accompanied by a challenge.  Today the name […]

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  • 21st C

    Posted on August 25, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    “Lord will only a few be saved?” This section contains several references to the seriousness of the proclamation of God’s reign and to the need for a sober decision to undertake the journey to Jerusalem with Jesus, a journey that will end in suffering and death.  Three times in the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke Jesus announces his passion.  After […]

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  • 20 C

    Posted on August 12, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    “I have come to set the earth on fire.” Introduction:  Jeremiah is a figure out of the Old Testament who was called to “root up and to tear down, to destroy and to demolish, to build and to plant.” (1:10)  Sometimes prophets have been described as persons who are to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”  Because […]

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  • 19 C 1

    Posted on August 12, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Goods for what?     The Gospel for this Sunday is lengthy with many twists and turns. We cansummarize: In various ways the sayings elaborate the need for any who hear the word to take heed and to act on it. Vs. 35: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants … The […]

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