Browsing the September 2017 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Open Your Heart to God’s Love

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/26/17

Gospel Reflection, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AEzekiel 18:25-28;Philipians 2:1-11 or 2:1-5;Matthew 21:28-32

Open Your Heart to God’s Love

"Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you." Ouch. If Jesus weren't speaking the truth, this would seem like a ... Read More »

Sharing another’s Joy without Envy

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/25/17

Gospel Reflection, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AIsaiah 55: 6-9; Phillipians 1: 20c-24, 27a; Matthew 20: 1-16a

Sharing another’s Joy without Envy

Jesus tells the story of the owner of a vineyard who pays day laborers the same wage in spite of their working for various parts of ... Read More »

Forgiveness as a Way of Life

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/12/17

Gospel Reflection, 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year ASirach 27:30 – 28:7; Romans 14: 7-9; Matthew 18: 21-35

Forgiveness as a Way of Life

If we are to offer fraternal correction – Jesus spoke about this in last week’s gospel – then we must certainly forgive one another as ... Read More »

Loving Fraternal Correction

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/07/17

Gospel Reflection Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AEzekiel 33: 7-9; Romans 13: 8-10; Matthew 18: 15-20

Loving Fraternal Correction

Our gospel today is of tremendous practical importance both in our individual spiritual lives and communally as The Body of Christ.  It deals with how we approach fraternal correction.  ... Read More »