Category Archives: Reflections on Sunday Gospels

  • 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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  • 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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  • 18th C

    Posted on July 28, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Using Gifted goods for God. Introduction:  No New Testament writings deal more extensively than Luke-Acts with the dangers of wealth, the proper use of possessions, and concern for the poor.  Today in the Gospel we hear the parable of the Rich Fool. This story is introduced by a man coming to Jesus and demanding something of Jesus.  Jesus […]

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  • 15th Sunday C

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

    Boundary Breaking Jesus. Introduction:  Our Gospel continues our journeying with Jesus.  The first part of the Gospel this Sunday is an introduction to both this Sunday’s Gospel and next Sunday’s.  Luke gives us two examples of what it means to be a disciple.  This Sunday’s Gospel is the example of a man, next Sunday’s is […]

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  • 14th Sunday C

    Posted on June 30, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Sent to be Peace Makers. Last Sunday’s Gospel was focused more on calling or vocation.  This Sunday’s Gospel speaks to mission.  Luke is the only one of the  Gospel writers who expands the sending of the twelve to include the sending of 72 disciples.  We will look at some of the aspects of sending in this story. […]

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  • 13th Sunday C

    Posted on June 30, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Journeying with Jesus     We begin this Sunday with that Section of Luke’s Gospel that starts the Journey from Galilee in the North to Jerusalem in the South.  Luke follows the basic pattern in writing his Gospel that Mark followed. Both begin with the ministry of Jesus in Galilee and then move on to the […]

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