Sunday Reflection

  • Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: A disturbing challenge

    Jul 05, 2020

    The reading from Zechariah recalls and helps us understand a symbolic action Jesus used when he wanted to correct people's misunderstanding of his messiahship. It seems that the main image of a Messiah in the minds of Jesus’ contemporaries was modeled after King David.

  • Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Being Fully Alive

    Jun 27, 2020

    To be fully alive is to be alive both physically and spiritually, for we are spiritual beings as well as physical beings. Many people feel dead because they are dead. They live only for the physical and have sacrificed or refused to embrace their capacity for the spiritual.

  • The Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time: The Fear of the Lord

    Jun 20, 2020

    It was the beginning of the sixth century before Christ, about the year 590 BC. The Kingdom of Judah and its capital Jerusalem were terrified.

  • Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord: Reverence for the Eucharist

    Jun 14, 2020

    Today’s celebration focuses on the Gift of the Last Supper, the Gift of the Eucharist. This feast is relatively new in the Church.

  • Solemnity of the Holy Trinity: Claimed in the Name of the Trinity

    Jun 07, 2020

    There are two cities relatively close to us here on the West Coast of Florida that have a tremendous historical significance, St Augustine, Florida and Savannah, Georgia. Each was the place where explorers landed and claimed the land for their King.

  • The Solemnity of Pentecost: We Are Church!

    May 31, 2020

    It was not a surprise. It did not come suddenly with the teaching of Jesus. The Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament referred to it continually.

  • Seventh Sunday of Easter: Between Ascension and Pentecost

    May 24, 2020

    This Sunday rounds out the seven Sundays of Easter, the season of the Church’s explicit celebration of the Resurrection and its meaning for Christian life.

  • Sixth Easter: God Hears Seventy-six Trombones

    May 17, 2020

    A number of years ago I received the great blessing of being asked to join one of our Jesu Caritas Groups. Jesu Caritas is a priest support group usually made up of five to seven members and meeting once a month for prayer, reflection on the month and mutual support.

  • Fifth Sunday of Easter: Seekers

    May 10, 2020

    Jesus prepared these rooms for us. May we prepare ourselves for Him.

  • Fourth Sunday of Easter: The Voice of the Lord

    May 03, 2020

    Jesus says that he is the Good Shepherd. His sheep know his voice. We are His sheep. We know His voice. We know if something we hear is coming from Him or from another source. We know this in many ways. First, we can tell if He is calling us to do something, or not do something through our conscience.