November 29, 2020: Advent I

“Be watchful!  Be alert!”  Scripture scholars believe that Mark wrote the first Gospel in the late 60’s of the First Century, sometime before the Romans destroyed the City of Jerusalem.  They were tired of the hometown terrorists trying to force them to leave their occupation. Throughout the Gospels, we hear Jesus exhorting all of hisContinue reading November 29, 2020: Advent I

XXVII Sun Ordinary Time: October 4, 2020

Today, statues of St. Francis of Assisi appear in our gardens, sometimes with small water bowls inviting birds to drink or perhaps a bird sitting on his shoulder.  Today is his feast day. St. Francis was blessed personally with a vision, with an insight and with an understanding about all of creation and how itContinue reading XXVII Sun Ordinary Time: October 4, 2020

September 20, 2020: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let’s go back to our childhood catechism classes.  What are the 7 capital sins? List: Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Anger, Envy Today’s gospel talks about Envy, a deep sadness that we experience when we want to be or to have what someone else is or has (seemingly)…  The possessions, the happiness, talents or abilitiesContinue reading September 20, 2020: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 6, 2020

What is this binding and loosing all about? Today’s gospel passage as well as the entire Chapter 18 of Matthew’s gospel is about a new community of Jesus’ followers, in mid to late first century trying to establish some rules for good order and for reconciliation among themselves. We’re not talking about a 21st centuryContinue reading “23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 6, 2020”

21st Sunday – August 23, 2020

Today we stand between two political conventions, and I am sure that both candidates would like to know what voters know and think about themselves. Even Jesus was curious about what people thought about his message, what they thought of him, what kind of a following that he had. I am sure that you wouldContinue reading “21st Sunday – August 23, 2020”