Sunday Reflection

  • Twenty-third Sunday: Challenge in Community

    Sep 05, 2014

    As if particularly sensitive to the demands of Christian community life, the readings from the Lectionary’s Cycle A this month provide contrasting sets of virtues and vices that foster and destroy relationships.

  • Twenty-second Sunday: Not Conforming to the Age

    Aug 28, 2014

    Our desire for equilibrium fools us. Smooth sailing and steady stability, we suppose, should be the by-products of faith.

  • Twenty-first Sunday: Who could know the mind of God?

    Aug 21, 2014

    The last council seems to be the work of the devil.” The words still stay with me, although I heard them from an older priest many years ago.

  • Twentieth Sunday: All Equal, Each Unique

    Aug 14, 2014

    That ancient problem of the one and the many has taken a million shapes. It is seen in the battle of change with continuity, the clash of novelty with permanence, the claims of individuality versus universality.

  • Worsening situation in West Asia

    Aug 14, 2014

    So Obama has ordered air strikes on Iraq to curb the advances made by Isis (now known as the Islamic State) — the latest stage in the ongoing and escalating violence in West Asia.

  • Nineteenth Sunday: God in the Quiet and the Chaos

    Aug 07, 2014

    Elijah, having been promised that he would find the Lord on the mountain, left the shelter of his cave.

  • Eighteenth Sunday: The Culture of Life

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Gospel reading for this Sunday begins with Jesus hearing the news of the death of John the Baptist, murdered, as you know, by Herod as part of the plot of his wife, Herodias, to protect her position at court.

  • Seventeenth Sunday: Wisdom

    Jul 24, 2014

    This Sunday’s readings begin with Solomon’s request for Wisdom and conclude with a summation of the Lord’s teaching on the parables.

  • Sixteenth Sunday: Weeds among the wheat the price of freedom

    Jul 17, 2014

    The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

  • Fifteenth Sunday: “All creation groans”

    Jul 11, 2014

    Creation has its cost. To be creature, not creator, is to be incomplete, unfinished. Created being is radically insufficient to cause and sustain itself.