“John's Jesus has a totally different outlook. He does supply earthly bread to a crowd that hungers; but that is not the real marvel, for they will hunger again and so are not permanently better. The real marvel is that Jesus can give a bread from heaven that obviates hunger: the true (alēthinos) bread of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Bread of Life
Category: Scripture Reflection
Worth Revisiting: The Body and the Vine
In looking at Paul’s understanding of the church as the body of Christ we see a set of relationships, that of the individual believer to Christ and the believer in community. It is through baptism that both the individual believer accepts salvation through the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, and is joined to the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Body and the Vine
Fear of God: A Walk in Wisdom
“Right discernment of life begins with an obedience discernment of YHWH the Creator” (Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament, p. 309). 1 This quote by Bruggeman truly calls attention to just how we understand knowledge, and become aware of God’s immanence and transcendence. For many years, I had difficulty with the wisdom tradition’s… Continue reading Fear of God: A Walk in Wisdom
This Epiphany: Still Seeking?
"It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world!" St. Aloysius Gonzaga With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene- one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. And here, this quote by… Continue reading This Epiphany: Still Seeking?
Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?
Today, perhaps you find that you had much rather be saying yes to the many things that come your way than even contemplating the word no. Maybe, you do so out of a well intended desire to please others, or the thrill from successfully multitasking a multitude of tasks. And still, though your yes may… Continue reading Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?
Bread of Life: A Mutual Invitation of Participation
“John's Jesus has a totally different outlook. He does supply earthly bread to a crowd that hungers; but that is not the real marvel, for they will hunger again and so are not permanently better. The real marvel is that Jesus can give a bread from heaven that obviates hunger: the true (alēthinos) bread of… Continue reading Bread of Life: A Mutual Invitation of Participation
Worth Revisiting: The Thief on the Cross
In reading the passages from Luke today on the way of the cross and crucifixion of Jesus, (Lk 23: 26-49) I was struck with gratitude for the thief on the cross beside Christ. Mocked, insulted and shamed- Jesus endured not only the painful, sorrowful physical pain of the cross but rejection of the people that… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Thief on the Cross
Music that Moves Us: Take Me by Ben Walther
(This post is part of a series to be found at ReconciledtoYou.com hosted by Allison Gingras featuring the music of Ben Walther. For other bloggers and songs check out #MusicthatMoves) “Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given… Continue reading Music that Moves Us: Take Me by Ben Walther
CatholicMom: Daily Gospel Reflection
Daily Gospel Reflection for August 14, 2016 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Today’s Gospel: Luke 12, 49-53 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time If taken out of the context of the rest of the Gospel, today’s readings can be both startling and confusing. While Jesus spoke often of peace, his message of the Good News… Continue reading CatholicMom: Daily Gospel Reflection
Worth Revisiting: Bringing Forth Our Gifts
It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! A place where you can come and bring a past & treasured post to share, and link-up with fellow bloggers! Co-Hosted with Allison Gingras at Reconciled To You. In better discerning where we are meant to be and what we are being called to do, there is usually the internal assessment of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Bringing Forth Our Gifts