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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 2nd, 2017 In light of today’s colourful story in the first reading from the Second Book of Kings, I offer some reflections on the virtue of hospitality.  What lessons of hospitality can we learn from the Shunamite woman and her husband?  Many stories from the Books of Kings ...read more
A reflection on the Passion of our Lord What do we celebrate on Good Friday? Why do we drag ourselves through the Passion year after year instead of skipping right ahead to the joy of the resurrection at Easter? Do we not know that Jesus is risen? Do we suffer from annual amnesia, reliving the same ...read more
A reflection for Palm Sunday There are two Gospel readings for this Sunday, Palm Sunday. The first is the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11). This Gospel is proclaimed as our palms are blessed, uniting us with the same crowds that cried “Hosanna” and praised Jesus as their king, “he who comes in ...read more
Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – September 4, 2016 Today’s Gospel passage (Luke 14:25-33) contains a collection of sayings that are peculiar to Luke. Luke has Jesus speak about the demands of discipleship. He gathers three sayings (14:26, 27, 33) and two parables (14:28-30, 31-32). They focus on the total dedication necessary for ...read more
In part 1 we looked at fasting and abstinence and in part 2 we looked at the meaning of suffering. Today, let me share with you something I like to do as part of my prayer (and we all know that Lent is a time to re-focus our prayer life.) I love Scripture. I take to heart ...read more
Third Sunday of Lent, Year B – March 8, 2015 In the Scripture readings for the Third Sunday of Lent (Year B), I would like to focus our reflection on two powerful images present in the texts: that of Jesus purifying Jerusalem’s Temple, and St. Paul’s message of the cross of Jesus Christ. Both the ...read more