Browsing the 2019 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Don’t Let The Better Part Be Taken From You

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/16/19

Gospel Reflection, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Don’t Let The Better Part Be Taken From You

Martha and Mary, the two sisters, stand for two different attitudes, two approaches to life.  Martha, the sister of Mary, is the hostess.  She is the enterprising one, the active sister.  ... Read More »

The Good Samaritan – A Personal Story

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/09/19

Gospel Reflection, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

 

The Good Samaritan – A Personal Story

The story of the Good Samaritan is so well-known that it has achieved proverbial status.  For example, we speak of “Good Samaritan” laws.  But perhaps we haven’t thought of how deeply personal ... Read More »

Like Lambs Among Wolves

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/02/19

Gospel Reflection, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 66: 10-14c; Galatians 6: 14-18; Luke 10: 1-9

Like Lambs Among Wolves

Once when I was hiking in the Rocky Mountains with some friends, we decided to plan for an overnight hike.  Everything we had was on our backs, so ... Read More »

The Cost of Discipleship

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/25/19

Gospel Reflection, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C1 Kings 19: 16b, 19-21; Galatians 5: 1, 13-18; Luke 9: 51-62

The Cost of Discipleship

Jesus is resolutely determined to go on his way.  And he seems harsh to those who want to follow him.  To one, he points out ... Read More »

Give Them Something to Eat

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/18/19

Gospel Reflection, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ                  

Give Them Something to Eat

On the feast of Corpus Christi, the sacred host is given reverence in quite an extraordinary and solemn manner.  Everywhere there are processions, and the priest carries Jesus in the monstrance through the ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/11/19

The Most Holy Trinity

Today in our gospel on this Trinity Sunday, we hear Jesus say in John’s gospel to his disciples, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.  But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all ... Read More »

The Advocate will be with us Always

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/06/19

Gospel Reflection, Pentecost, Year CActs of the Apostles 2: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-7, 12-13; John 14: 15-16, 23b-26

The Advocate will be with us Always

 "I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad ... Read More »

Jesus Is More Present to Us Now, Not Less

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/28/19

Gospel Reflection, The Ascension of our Lord, Year CActs of the Apostles 1: 1-11; Ephesians 1: 17-23; Luke 24: 46-53

Jesus Is More Present to Us Now, Not Less

Jesus was in his very person, the meeting of heaven and earth.  In Him, God and humanity came together.  His ... Read More »

Heaven Come Down to Earth

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/21/19

Gospel Reflection6th Sunday of Easter

 

Heaven Come Down to Earth

Undoubtedly, we all want to go to heaven.  But how many of us and to what degree do we want heaven to come down to earth?  When Jesus ascended to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to dwell ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/14/19

Love One Another

 "I give you a new commandment: love one another." With these words, Jesus sums up the law and the prophets in one concise phrase. Love one another. After 2,000 years, you'd think we'd have it figured out by now! But all too often we fail in ... Read More »