1st Sunday of Advent – Cycle C (2018)

Sometimes we tend to think we have a religion that’s about the past.People come up here to this lectern and read from scriptures that are thousands of years old,so we could be forgiven if we conclude that the primary focus of our faithis believing what happened back then.But today we find out that we also … Continue reading 1st Sunday of Advent – Cycle C (2018)

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31st Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B (2018)

At times in the gospel,we have to be grateful to Jesus, because he had a marvelous instinctfor simplifying things.In his time, we are told that there were more than 600 laws that devout Jews were supposed to know and follow,dietary rules, rules about behavior, more than half were things that you were simply never to … Continue reading 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B (2018)

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B (2018)

When we picture someone being healed in the gospels, I think it’s inevitable that what we picture is a crowd scene. Because in many of these healing stories, that’s exactly what it is. There are spectators, sometimes a large crowd, and they see a miracle, but really they see it from a distance, their perspective … Continue reading 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B (2018)

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B (2018)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve tried to interest one or two people around the parish in the idea of becoming a deacon. I’m thinking ahead here, since down the road, the parish will really need this. But so far I haven’t been very successful, and maybe one reason is that not long into … Continue reading 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B (2018)