This Sunday’s Gospel: June 28, 2020

Matthew 10:37-42 Jesus said to his apostles:“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;and whoever does not take up his crossand follow after me is not worthy of me.Whoever finds his life will lose it,and whoever losesContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: June 28, 2020”

We’re Made for Community

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 When I was in college, I learned from the Newman Center and our FOCUS missionaries the importance of community. Looking back on my time at Slippery Rock, I always had something to do at the Newman Center, and someone who I loved was always there.Continue reading “We’re Made for Community”

This Sunday’s Gospel: June 21, 2020

Matthew 10:26-33 Jesus said to the Twelve:“Fear no one.Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,nor secret that will not be known.What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;rather,Continue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: June 21, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: June 14, 2020

John 6:51-58 Jesus said to the Jewish crowds:“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;whoever eats this bread will live forever;and the bread that I will giveis my flesh for the life of the world.” The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”Jesus said to them,“Amen,Continue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: June 14, 2020”

How We Participate in Pentecost

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:3-4 I sometimes think about getting a small, black-line minimalist tattoo of a flame.Continue reading “How We Participate in Pentecost”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 31, 2020

John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week,when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,for fear of the Jews,Jesus came and stood in their midstand said to them, “Peace be with you.”When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.The disciples rejoiced when they saw theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 31, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 24, 2020

Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee,to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.Then Jesus approached and said to them,“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father,andContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 24, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 17, 2020

John 14:15-21 Jesus said to his disciples:“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.And I will ask the Father,and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always,the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept,because it neither sees nor knows him.But you know him, because he remains with you,and will beContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 17, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 10, 2020

John 14:1-12 Jesus said to his disciples:“Do not let your hearts be troubled.You have faith in God; have faith also in me.In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.If there were not,would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place forContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 10, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: April 26, 2020

Luke 24:13-35 That very day, the first day of the week,two of Jesus’ disciples were goingto a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,but their eyes were prevented fromContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: April 26, 2020”