Browsing the February 2018 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/27/18

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

When I think about Jesus overturning the money changers in the Temple, I ask myself some very serious questions.  If we know that this gospel somehow applies to us, how does it apply?  The ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/21/18

Gospel Reflection, Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

How are your Lenten resolutions? By the time week two rolls around, plenty of well-meaning people have skipped, neglected, or outright forgotten their Lenten resolutions at least once. It can be easy to start excusing our Lenten commitments altogether. Last week ... Read More »

The Wilderness Blossoms

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/13/18

Gospel Reflection, First Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 9: 8-15; 1 Peter 3: 18-22; Mark 1:12-15

The Wilderness Blossoms

Mark the Evangelist devotes only a few lines to Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.  These forty days are the model for our forty days of Lent.  What did Jesus ... Read More »

If You Wish, You Can Make Me Clean

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/09/18

Gospel Reflection, 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BLevitcus 13: 1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1; Mark 1: 40-45

If You Wish, You Can Make Me Clean

 

In Jesus’ time people suffering from leprosy were totally excluded.  They were not allowed to touch anyone and lived outside ... Read More »