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.

A Reflection for the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

When Jesus “set his face towards Jerusalem”, he was setting out on the final leg of the journey to establish the “Kingdom of God” In today’s Gospel we see his passion, his yearning to lay down his life so that the Kingdom would be born. His goal was to make the Father’s dream a reality, to make it possible.