Reflection on the Gospel of Matthew 3: 1-17 Second Sunday of Advent Dec 4 2022

The Gospel of Matthew 3:1-17 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Matthew 3: 1-17 Second Sunday of Advent Dec 4 2022”

Reflection on the Gospel of Matthew 24:36-44. First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022

The Gospel of Matthew 24:36-44 Jesus said to the disciples, “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before theContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Matthew 24:36-44. First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022”

Reflection on the Gospel of John 6: 25-35. Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022

The Gospel of John 6:25-35 When the crowd found Jesus on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. DoContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of John 6: 25-35. Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 23:33-43, Christ the King Sunday. November 20, 2022

The Gospel of Luke 23:33-43 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing.Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 23:33-43, Christ the King Sunday. November 20, 2022”

Reflection on Veterans Day

November 11, 2022 Veteran’s Day is a special recognition day of gratitude and reflection. Like Memorial Day, it is a time to pay tribute to American servicemen and servicewomen, but it is not the same. Memorial Day was established to remember the fallen, those who have paid the ultimate price defending America. Veteran’s Day focusesContinue reading “Reflection on Veterans Day”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 21:5-19: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, November 13, 2022

The Gospel of Luke 21:5-19 When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” They asked him, “Teacher,Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 21:5-19: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, November 13, 2022”

Reflection on the Epistle 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost November 6, 2022 (All Saint’s Day observed)

The Epistle 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers, and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us to the effect that theContinue reading “Reflection on the Epistle 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost November 6, 2022 (All Saint’s Day observed)”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 6:20-31. All Saint’s Day Nov 1,2022

The Gospel of Luke 6:20-31 Jesus looked up at his disciples and said                                                                        “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. “Blessed are you when people hate you,Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 6:20-31. All Saint’s Day Nov 1,2022”

Reflection on Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Collect for Reformation Sunday Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people.  Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who livesContinue reading “Reflection on Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2022.”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 19:1-10: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, October 30, 2022

Reformation Sunday The Gospel of Luke 19:1-10 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So heContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 19:1-10: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, October 30, 2022”