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Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Ruth Henley

In this week’s Gospel passage these disappointed and defeated disciples exemplify how this message of hope can set people free and turn their world around and put them on a new road of life. Jesus did not choose some miraculous or exalted means to communicate with them, but rather ... Read More »

Easter Sunday Of The Resurrection Of The Lord

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Lord has Risen! Alleluia!!!Today we begin the Easter Season, our 50-day meditation on the mystery of Christ's Resurrection. Our Gospel today tells us about the disciples' discovery of the empty tomb. It concludes by telling us that they did not yet understand that Jesus had risen from the ... Read More »

Palm Sunday Of The Passion Of The Lord

Posted by Ruth Henley

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, or, to give it the correct title, “Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord”. Before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, it had an even longer name: Palm Sunday of the Solemn Procession of Palms in Honor of Christ the King. ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

In the Gospel, some Greeks ask to see Jesus. Jesus responds by saying that anyone who loves his life will lose it. To gain your life, you have to be like a grain of wheat: it brings forth much fruit only by falling into the earth and dying. This ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

If God was looking for a chance to condemn the world it is not for want of opportunities that he has not already done so. Beginning with the rebellion of Adam and Eve, continuing throughout the history of Israel’s rebellion, and proceeding all the way through to our own, God has had ample ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Gospel for this Third Sunday of Lent gives us a shocking picture of Jesus. Our gentle savior has turned violent. He erupts as he sees merchants vend oxen, sheep and doves in the temple, sees moneychangers doing base commerce in God’s house. Jesus wants his house holy. In ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

Twice in the Gospels the Father spoke audibly regarding Jesus. The first time was at Jesus’ baptism when the Father said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” What greater statement could God have made about his Son? This was a profound validation that Jesus was sent from God, ... Read More »

1st Sunday Of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

Ash Wednesday was a few days ago, starting the Lenten journey toward Holy Week and Easter. But maybe some of us are not completely clear as to why these weeks of preparation are there in the first place. Our lives are very busy and sometimes we may let things ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Gospel has some interesting interactions, the “unclean” man, instead of keeping his distance according to the tradition and the law, came to Jesus for healing. Jesus did touch the man, not keeping his distance either. The physical healing took place as an act of faith. The man is ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

Jesus, being fully human, also lived amid considerable pressure. He experienced people besieging him for help in overcoming sickness, disease, demon possession, and the many ills of society as we see in the gospel. Multitudes followed him continually; some to listen and learn, while others, intent on tripping him ... Read More »