Posts filed under: Scriptural Reflections

Most Christian Churches, at least those in the West, celebrate Trinity Sunday. God is total mystery. not in the sense of unintelligibility but in that we are invited into fuller participation and at the same time not being allowed to hold on or even grasp the reality which is God....
Pentecost might be a time when we celebrate a new awareness of the Spirit dwelling within each of us. Then, like the Disciples, we will become committed to mission, enticed by the message of Jesus, and called to proclaim it to the everyone. Can we accept the challenge!...
The story of the Ascension is told by Luke twice, in his gospel and in the Acts. Jesus returns to his heavenly home and the disciples begin their task of spreading the Good News and forming communities. The feast is a preparation for what is to come - Pentecost! ...
Lent is a time to reevaluate how we are living/preaching with our lives: how we are present to God and allow God to be present to us. Here we are invited to be present to God Who is at once compassionate, patient, yet calling for urgency and fruitfulness from us....
Lent need not be a negative, guilt-focused time. Lent should be time for deepening our relationship with God, for reflecting on our lives and reevaluating them. Where are growth and enrichment possible? How may we grow in our presence to God, opening more fully to God’s presence to us?...
Jesus, in his inaugural address in Nazareth, gives us the foundational religious root to guide us in our response as Christians to the bitterly divided politics of these times. Jesus came – and we are sent – to bring good news to the poor…. Can we embrace that?...
The feast of the Epiphany (manifestation of God among us) is a beloved feast in the Christian world. There is rarely a creche without the presence of the Magi. Yet the power of the feast must extend beyond feelings of gratitude and wonder. ...
In today’s Gospel, God spoke to Joseph and said: “Rise, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt.” The holy family was saved not Christmas pageantry but through the burdens and the trials of traveling as refugees. This Gospel story has a very clear message for us today....
A Sister reflects that the church has been tried by fire many times. Sometimes we have righted ourselves and sometimes we refused to acknowledge the wrongs that were done in the name of Jesus. I believe that today, the church is once again being tried by fire....
"Saintliness results from learning the art of self-giving love. It flows from dying to self, laughing at one’s own foibles and humbly enduring the foibles of others. Saints aren’t so much superstars of holiness as humble sinners, ready to allow God to love them just as they are" John XXIII...