Browsing the August 2018 archive of Father Tony's Writings

What comes out of the Heart

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/31/18

Gospel ReflectionDeuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-8; James 1: 17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

What comes out of the Heart

“Wash your hands before eating!”  How often we have heard that as a child.  If we had known this gospel reading then, we might have said, “Well, Jesus ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/16/18

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

  In this Sunday's Gospel, the conflict escalates in the Bread of Life Discourse. Confusion is mounting in the crowd. "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" Their minds were thinking literally, not mystically. Jesus doesn't seem to help, however, and ... Read More »

Our Community Strengthens Our Faith

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/16/18

Gospel Reflection, 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B1 Kings 19: 4-8; Ephesians 4: 30 – 5:2; John 6: 41-51

Our Community Strengthens Our Faith

The people of Galilee began to grumble about Jesus.  They were so excited about The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes that they had just ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/16/18

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture In an on-demand society, it's not always easy to imagine life with less. The crowds of Jesus' day depended on the weather and successful growing seasons for their livelihood. For many of Jesus' listeners, even "food that perishes" would have been a welcome relief. ... Read More »