Browsing the December 2018 archive of Father Tony's Writings

God in Everyday Life

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/21/18

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C1 Samuel 1: 20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3: 1-2, 21-24; Luke 2: 41-52

 God in Everyday Life

The Holy Family consisted of father, mother and child.  It was a small family.  They enjoy the happiness of being together.  They are ... Read More »

The Lord of History

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/21/18

Gospel Reflection, Christmas, Year C Isaiah 9:1-6; Titus 2: 11-14; Luke 2: 1-14 (Readings for Mass at Midnight)

The Lord of History

Bethlehem is a difficult place.  The city of Jesus’ birth has long been and still is powerless and today, caught in the conflict between Israel and the ... Read More »

Doing the Simple Things

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/11/18

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of AdventZephaniah 3: 14-18a; Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 10-18

Doing the Simple Things

In today’s gospel we focus a bit on the person of John the Baptist.  He was a prophet and a prophet had a difficult job.  People often didn’t like what prophets ... Read More »

Dear Friends in Christ

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/05/18

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year CBaruch 5: 1-9; Philippians 1: 4-6, 8-11; Luke 3: 1-6 

Dear Friends in Christ,

Today’s gospel takes place at a particular moment in the history of the world, the fifteenth year of the reign of the Emperor Tiberius, which was about A.D. ... Read More »