Monthly Archives: September 2019

  • 26 C

    Posted on September 23, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Do you wish you were a Rich Person? Introduction:  This is the third Sunday in a row that we have heard a parable in Luke’s Gospel.  From the parable of the Loving Father we learn that God is like this loving Father.  From the parable of the wise steward we learn that we are to […]

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  • 25 C

    Posted on September 22, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Another puzzling parable. Introduction:  The parable in this Sunday’s Gospel is difficult to understand and apply to our lives.  The parable is found in the first 8 verses of chapter 16.  The verses which follow verse 8 perhaps reveal something of the early church struggling to interpret and apply the parable.  I will only consider […]

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  • 24 C

    Posted on September 15, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    24 C and Lent 4 C Lost and found, the tale of our lives. Introduction:  Today’s Gospel story is the focus of this Sunday.  It is a story about a family.  It appears to be a single-parent family (the mother is not mentioned).  It is difficult to know how long a time span it took for this story to […]

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  • 23 C

    Posted on September 7, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    The cost of discipleship. Introduction: This Sunday’s reading offer us some contrasts:  in the first reading there is the contrast between “God’s counsel” and “the deliberations of mortals.”  The second reading is the only time during our Sunday readings that we hear from Paul’s letter to Philemon.  Paul encourages Philemon to accept back his slave Onesimus, not as […]

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