Gospel reading for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 23:1-12 The other day we were on our way home from a birthday party. My kids were sugared up from cake, loudly arguing in the back seat. If there was a break in the fighting, it was because one of them was whining or … Continue reading Letting go so Love can lead.
The Greatest Gift? Your Life.
Gospel reading for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 22:15-21 In response to a conniving question regarding whether or not it is lawful to pay the census tax, Jesus points out Caesar's image on the Roman coin and brilliantly replies, "Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs … Continue reading The Greatest Gift? Your Life.
Gospel reading for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 22:1-14 The main point of this reading is life-changing. Jesus says that to enter the kingdom of heaven, "Many are invited, but few are chosen." I love this because it turns my idea of being "chosen" upside-down, placing the ultimate decision in the hands … Continue reading Say yes!
We can’t be fruitful without the Father
Gospel reading for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 21:33-43 There are different ways to interpret what Jesus meant by fruit in this reading. The fruit that matters to me right now is developing a strong Christian character in myself and my children, as well as living a Christ-centered life. Sometimes I feel … Continue reading We can’t be fruitful without the Father
Jesus wants us to Get Real and Have Faith
Gospel reading for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 21:28-32 Two lessons stand out for me in this Gospel reading: 1) Jesus wants us to live authentically faithful lives, and 2) Jesus is persistent in His attempts to save us, even when we're dense and set in our ways. Jesus is disappointed with the … Continue reading Jesus wants us to Get Real and Have Faith
For it is in giving that we receive
Gospel reading for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 20:1-16a In the parable in this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus tells a story of a landowner who hires laborers throughout the day to work on his vineyard. He hires some in the morning, some in the middle of the day, and some in the evening. … Continue reading For it is in giving that we receive