A Reflection for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our gospel reading today Jesus reminds us of what is required to be a true disciple. We have a choice of true discipleship by how we react to people as we live our own lives. We must dedicate our lives to accepting our crosses with patience and forbearance as we journey.

A Reflection for the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Who do we invite? The short readings that we hear at our Sunday Eucharist are rich sources of encouragement and nourishment. Indeed, they are life-giving. There is a treasure trove of good advice in today’s first reading, from the Book of Ecclesiasticus: be gentle in carrying...

A Reflection for the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time

Salvation! Who will be saved? This is language that I have always struggled with. Maybe there is a better way of expressing this? I try hard when leading our parishioners in prayer to use language that is understandable, but Rome doesn’t make it easy for any of us when we look at the missalette on Sundays when attending Mass. Some words are just incomprehensible; others are even difficult to pronounce.