Readings: Exodus 16:2–4, 12–15 Psalm 78:3–4, 23–25, 54 Ephesians 4:17, 20–24 John 6:24–35 The journey of discipleship is a life-long exodus from the slavery of sin and death to the holiness of truth in Mount Zion, the promised land of eternal life. The road can get rough. And when it does, we can be
Archive | July, 2015
Readings: 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-11, 15-18 Ephesians 4:1-6 John 6:1-15 Today's liturgy brings together several strands of Old Testament expectation to reveal Jesus as Israel's promised Messiah and king, the Lord who comes to feed His people. Notice the parallels between today's Gospel and First Reading. Both Elisha and Jesus face a crowd
Micah also sees the coming King as a “shepherd” – another allusion to David, who a shepherd in the countryside around Bethlehem (see 1 Samuel 16:11). So as soon as Jesus is born, Luke, the master painter, shows us a field full of shepherds. This, too, may be a reference designed to stir the hopes of
Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-16 Psalms 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:13-18 Mark 6:30-34 As the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today's Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church. Jeremiah says in the First Reading that Israel's leaders, through godlessness and fanciful teachings, had mislead and scattered God's people.
Lecturas: Jeremías 23, 1-6 Salmo 23, 1-6 Efesios 2, 13-18 Marcos 6, 30-34 Mientras el evangelio de hoy nos muestra a los Doce regresando de su primer viaje misionero, el conjunto de las lecturas nos invita a seguir reflexionando sobre la autoridad y misión de la Iglesia. El profeta Jeremías dice, en la primera lectura,
Readings: Amos 7:12-15 Psalms 85:9-14 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:7-13 In commissioning the apostles in today's Gospel, Jesus gives them, and us, a preview of His Church's mission after the resurrection. His instructions to the Twelve echo those of God to the twelve tribes of Israel on the eve of their exodus from Egypt. The
If you know me at all, you know that I draw deep inspiration from the last chapter of Saint Luke’s Gospel. I love the story of the disciples’ walk with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. I imagine those disciples to be you and me. As we walk the road with him, he opens up