Living the Gospel

May
17

Living the Gospel – May 19, 2019

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Living the Gospel – May 19, 2019 In our First Reading for this liturgy, we hear the conclusion of a great experience of being on mission. Paul and Barnabas did some wonderful things, so wonderful that the people shouted that Zeus and Hermes, Greek gods were visiting them. The two…

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May
10

Living the Gospel – May 12, 2019

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“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me” The story is told of a man who was traveling in the USSR. As he was traveling in the countryside, he saw two shepherds come together in the middle of the road. They had about 300 sheep between…

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May
3

Living the Gospel – May 5, 2019

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Today’s Gospel, sometimes called the Breakfast on the Beach story, is a familiar one that includes many details for us to reflect on. The disciples have been through a lot… accompanying Jesus through his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. They must have been physically and emotionally drained. Jesus had challenged their…

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Apr
26

Living the Gospel – April 28, 2019 – Divine Mercy Sunday

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Divine Mercy Sunday has an interesting history – and for me, it offers a kindly and compassionate perspective of God’s love. It originated in Poland, a nation that has been devastated by centuries of wars. This Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated…

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Apr
19

Living the Gospel – April 21, 2019 – Easter

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  No day, no holiday, no Holyday can compare with Easter! Christ rose from the dead, altered the past, shaped the future. Nothing can be the same again. All our hopes and happiness stem from that event. Easter is the center-the center of our Faith—the center of our lives. We…

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Apr
12

Living the Gospel – April 14, 2019

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While many of my friends have known I wasn’t feeling well these past few weeks, most have been unaware of how sick I’ve been. It’s been a time of pain and trial; doctors have sucked out my blood in one arm and injected solutions of nutrients and pain killers in…

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Apr
5

Living the Gospel – April 7, 2019

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The account of the Woman Caught in Adultery is one of the most dramatic and powerful events included in the Gospels. It is a familiar story and we can easily ‘tune out’ when it is proclaimed or read, but if we give it our full attention, ask for the Spirit…

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Mar
29

Living the Gospel – March 31, 2019

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I remember reading the gospel of the prodigal son in times past and feeling it was very unfair. I could understand why the older son was very upset. The message here is that God the father is always there to welcome us with love and open arms when we repent…

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Mar
22

Living the Gospel – March 24, 2019

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In today’s Gospel we talk about repenting of our sins. One thought I always had growing up was, you will suffer based on the type of sinner you were. Not true. A sinner is a sinner, big sin, small sin, it is all sin in the eyes of our Lord….

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Mar
15

Living the Gospel – March 17, 2019 (Part 1)

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Living the Gospel (Part 1 – March 17) When Jesus took Peter, James, and John up the mountain, they were given a foretaste or a moment’s glimpse of what heaven would be like. There on that mountain, stood Jesus in all of his glory, transfigured (transformed) before them. Did the…

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