Browsing the January 2017 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Salt, Light, and a City Set on a Hill

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/31/17

Gospel ReflectionIsaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16

Salt, Light, and a City Set on a Hill     

When I was waiting at a certain office this week, a father with two children was also waiting.  It was a typical scene with small children.  The young son proceeded to take ... Read More »

Blessedness

Posted by Dan Dupay on 1/24/17

Gospel Reflection, 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Zephaniah 2:3, 3: 12-13; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5: 1-12a

 

Blessedness   

 

            If you have ever been to the Mount of the Beatitudes in the region of Galilee, you know what a wonderful view it is.  The mountain ... Read More »

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/17/17

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 8:23 – 9:3; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Matthew 4-12-23 The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Have you ever been astonished that something you have waited for is now suddenly upon you?  I remember as a child growing up in ... Read More »

The Power of our Lord, Jesus Christ

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/12/17

Gospel ReflectionIsaiah 49: 3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3; John 1: 29-34

The Power of our Lord, Jesus Christ        

A man who lived in a remote village would go each morning down to a nearby river to fetch water.  On each of his shoulders he would carry a jug ... Read More »

The Baptism of our Lord

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/12/17

Gospel ReflectionIsaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Matthew 3: 13-17

The Baptism of Our Lord

Because the Baptism of the Lord is a major feast that is moved to the Monday after the celebration of the Epiphany this year, I decided to write about it instead of this ... Read More »