June 29, 2019

13th Sunday - C (June 30, 2019)

Jesus Resolutely Determined to Journey to Jerusalem

Jesus had a mission that God the Father had given to him.  By his “being taken up” we are saved.  That is the purpose of Jesus’ mission. 

Out of love, Jesus freely embraced this mission that the Father had given him. 

And he “resolutely determined” to carry it out, knowing what awaited him in Jerusalem.  

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June 22, 2019

Cospus Christi - C (June 23, 2019)

Jesus in the Eucharist

In this short Gospel passage, Jesus teaches, heals, perceives the people’s hunger, and feeds them.  “They all ate and were satisfied.”

The Eucharistic Jesus continues to do the same for us.  He teaches.  He heals.  He knows our hungers.  And he feeds us.

Then, he commissions us to share his ministry by sharing what we have received, “Give them some food yourselves.”  

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June 15, 2019

Most Holy Trinity - C (June 16, 2019)

That Which is “Poured Out Into Our Hearts”

Jesus promised his disciples the Holy Spirit who “will guide us to all truth.”

St. Paul testified to his realization of this promise from Jesus, “The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”

We continue to receive this love and truth of God – that is the mystery of the Trinity in our lives.  

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June 8, 2019

Pentecost - C (June 9, 2019)

Many Gifts

The readings of Pentecost remind us
1.    All gifts are from the same giver – God, through the ongoing presence and action of the Holy Spirit among us.
2.   The gifts given to different people are different.
3.   The different gifts are for us to serve the same God who is the Father of all, and whose richness and boundless love are for all people.

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June 1, 2019

7th Sunday of Easter - C (June 2, 2019)

The Gift

Today’s Gospel is the end of John, Chapter 17.   Just the next verse of 18:1 has Jesus going to the garden where he will be betrayed and arrested.

So, these are the very last words of Jesus before his arrest.

And he prays to the Father, speaking of his disciples present and all “those who will believe in me through their words.”   

“Father, they are your gift to me.”

We are the gift from the Father to Jesus.

And Jesus is the gift from the Father to us.

I am the Father’s gift to Jesus.  Jesus is the Father’s gift to me.

Spend some time with that today and during this week.  

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Ascension of the Lord - C


"With His ascension the risen Lord draws our gaze to Heaven, to show us that the goal of our journey is the Father."