Tag: Gospel

Reflections on Today's Readings

Faith is a choice.  We make a personal choice to believe in something or not.  As Catholics, we still make choices within our faith. In the last four weeks, the Gospel has focused on the Eucharist.  Even the songs we have chosen to sing at Mass have revolved around that.  The Eucharist is “a daily... Read more »

The Attention-Getting Westboro Baptist Church

I cringe everytime I see the Westboro Baptist Church on TV or read about them in the papers.  Their hate-filled rant makes all Christians look bad.  I wonder sometimes if they would stage a protest at the military funeral of one of their own.  In all likelyhood the answer would be yes.  Their hatred apparently... Read more »

An Eye For An Eye

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.  But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well. If anyone wants to go... Read more »

Lessons in Defiling

Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.” When he got home away from the crowd his disciples questioned him about the parable. He said to... Read more »

The Beatitudes With Attitude

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be... Read more »

Jesus' Instructions

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick -no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said... Read more »

The Merry-Go-Round of Stupidity

I was talking to my daughter the other day about her plans for the future and it got me thinking about all the young people out there that are hopefully making their own plans. I know you don’t want to listen to me, but I hope you will.  As a young woman, I had dreams... Read more »