The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.08.20 Humility There are multiple currents taking place in this passage. First it should be noted that this is the only place in any of the Gospels where Jesus is rebuked and corrected by another person. The woman pleads to Jesus for aid, and […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 15:21 – 28 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.08.13 King of the God’s First we must bear in mind that these events never happened. This myth is a metaphor. It is intended to communicate the idea that Jesus is not merely the Son of God, but the king of the gods. In […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 14:22 – 33 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.03.12 First Reading – Daniel 7:9-10,13-14 © Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 96(97):1-2,5-6,9 © Second reading – 2 Peter 1:16-19 © Gospel Acclamation – Mt17:5 Gospel Reading – Matthew 17:1-9 © Constructing Idols in Narrative The readings for today do a disservice to the work and […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 17:1 – 9 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.07.30 The Fire Does Not Destroy The authors of Matthew’s Gospel should have stopped there writing with the good news, as it was presented in the first two examples of what the God’s garden is like. It is the most priceless thing, it is to […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 13:44 – 52 ©"
The exact time is not clear, but within a couple of hundred years after the death of Jesus, prior to the ascendancy of Saint Constantine (c. 300 CE), the Emperor who de-criminalized Christianity, endorsed it, and made it the official religion of the state, as Christianity was becoming a dominant force in the Major urban […]Read more "A Bleak History of Christian Mission – Part II"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.07.23 Parse the Gospel Bear in mind that the Gospels were written long after Jesus dies. Matthews Gospel was compiled by a community of believers between 80 and 100 years after his death. It is often the case that you can see two threads in […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 13:24 – 43 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.07.16 The Way of Ministry Be wary of the Gospel that extols the virtues of the disciples, of those who became Apostles, and of the church that followed in their path. There are many more times in the narrative when Jesus gives a different […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 13:1 – 23 ©"