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”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 18:9- 14: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 23, 2022

The Gospel Luke 18:9-14 Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, `God, I thank you that IContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 18:9- 14: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 23, 2022”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 4:14-21: Feast of St. Luke’s October 18, 2022.

The Gospel of Luke 4:14-21 Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogueContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 4:14-21: Feast of St. Luke’s October 18, 2022.”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 18:1-8: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 16, 2022

The Gospel of Luke 18:1-8 Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying,Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 18:1-8: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 16, 2022”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 17:11-19; Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 9, 2022

Gospel of Luke 17:11-19 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to theContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 17:11-19; Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 9, 2022”

Reflection on the Feast of St. Francis October 4, 2022

Collect for the Feast of St. Francis Most high, omnipotent, good Lord, grant your people grace to renounce gladly the vanities of this world; that, following the way of blessed Francis, we may, for love of you, delight in your whole creation with perfectness of joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reignsContinue reading Reflection on the Feast of St. Francis October 4, 2022

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 17:5-10: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 2, 2022

The Gospel of Luke 17:5-10 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, `Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Who among you would say to your slave whoContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 17:5-10: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 2, 2022”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 25, 2022

Gospel of Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogsContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 25, 2022”

Reflection on the Epistle of 1 Timothy 2:1-7:  15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 18, 2022

The Epistle of 1 Timothy 2:1-7 First of all, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight ofContinue reading “Reflection on the Epistle of 1 Timothy 2:1-7:  15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 18, 2022”

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 15: 1-10: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sept 11, 2022

The Gospel of Luke 15:1-10 All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them,Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 15: 1-10: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sept 11, 2022”