The Gospel According to John – 2017.06.18 The Sacrament The eucharist is not magical food. Eating the bread and drinking the wine does not confer the gift of eternal life, Christians do a disservice to the memory of Jesus when they use the eucharist to divide people from one another, splitting […]Read more "A Homily – John 6:51 – 58 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.28 Getting it Wrong, Again The writers of John’s Gospel reveal, once again, their fundamental misunderstanding of Jesus and mission. The ministry of Jesus was centered on real people, living real lives, facing real hardship, in the real world. His gaze was focused toward […]Read more "A Homily – John 17:1 – 11 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.21 Getting it Wrong It is often the case that the writers of John’s Gospel express these confusing and misleading sentiments. The world did not hate Jesus, though it is true that some people did. Their hatred arose from fear, and it led to anger, […]Read more "A Homily – John 15:18 – 21 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.14 Getting It The Gospels are replete with stories that depict the ignorance of Jesus’ twelve male disciples. You them. They were human beings and like all of us they were flawed, confused, and ignorant. Jesus even refers to Saint Peter as “Satan,” the enemy, […]Read more "A Homily – John 14:1 – 12 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.07 Getting it Wrong The writers of John’s gospel lived generations after Jesus. They lived in a period of time when the church itself was being persecuted. It was persecuted by the Roman State, it was in grave conflict with traditional Judaism, which stridently sought to differentiate […]Read more "A Homily – John 10:1 – 10 ©"
The Gospel According to Luke – 2017.04.30 Where Can I See the Risen Christ? The Gospel writers became confused with questions about who Jesus was, about how rank among the prophets, about his historical connection to Moses, about the proof of his ministry that was given in the scriptures/ In their […]Read more "A Homily – Luke 24:13 – 35 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.04.23 The Gospel of John 20:19-31 Gospel Acclamation Jn 20:29 Second Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9 © Psalm 117(118):2-4,13-15,22-24 © First Reading Acts 2:42-47 © Faith is Trust, Not Belief The early Christian communities flourished because they believed in one another, The trusted one another, the relied on […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of John 20:19-31 ©"