Browsing the 2019 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Coming Down off a Mountain

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/14/19

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday of LentGenesis 15: 5-12, 17-18; Phillipians 3: 17 – 4: 1; Luke 9: 28b - 36

Coming Down off a Mountain

In my travels over the years, I have done some mountain hiking.  It’s a real blessing and thrill to get to the top.  A ... Read More »

We Live by God’s Holy Word

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/06/19

Gospel Reflection, 1st Sunday of LentDeuteronomy 26: 4-10; Romans 10: 8-13; Luke 4: 1-13

We Live by God’s Holy Word

We are without a doubt exposed to many temptations.  They can confront us in thousands of forms:  the temptation to drive too fast, to eat or drink too much, ... Read More »

To Uncover and to Heal

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/06/19

Gospel Reflection, 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year CSirach 27: 4-7; 1 Corinthians 15: 54-58; Luke 6: 39-45

To Uncover and to Heal

In our gospel Jesus speaks in a proverbial way.  He speaks of obvious things.  “Can a blind person guide a blind person?”  Obviously not.  “A good ... Read More »

The Mercy and Love of God

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/19/19

Gospel Reflection, 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time1 Samuel 26: 2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 15: 45-49; Luke 6: 27-38

The Mercy and Love of God

At first thought, our gospel seems impossible.  Turning the other cheek, loving our enemies and doing good to those who hate us seems ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/15/19

GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE6th Sunday in Ordinary Time What an audience Jesus has in today's Gospel! "A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of people from all over Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon." Disciples, pagans, and ... Read More »

A lot of Fish and a lot of Mercy

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/05/19

Gospel Reflection, 5th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 6: 1-2a, 3-8; 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11; Luke 5: 1-11

A lot of Fish and a lot of Mercy

 Place yourself in Peter’s shoes for a moment.  Jesus is with him in the boat teaching the crowds on shore.  Who is this ... Read More »

Love Is What God Is

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/01/19

Gospel Reflection, 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 1: 4-5, 17-19, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12: 31 – 13:13; Luke 1: 1-4; 4: 21-30

Love Is What God Is

Today we have the privilege of hearing one of the great scripture passages of the bible – Saint Paul’s reflection ... Read More »

Fulfilled In Your Hearing

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/22/19

Gospel Reflection, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeNehemiah 8: 2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-30; Luke 1: 1-4; 4: 14-21

 Fulfilled In Your Hearing

All of us are familiar with inaugural addresses.  Jesus gives a kind of inaugural address when he reads from Isaiah in the synagogue at Capernaum.  ... Read More »

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/18/19

Gospel Reflection,2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Occasionally we hear someone speak about experiencing a miracle. Usually it involves rescue from some accident or health crisis. "It was a miracle that car didn't hit me, the way they were driving" or "It was a miracle they were able ... Read More »

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/08/19

Gospel Reflection, The Baptism of the LordIsaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11; Titus 2: 11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3: 15-16, 21-22

Why Was Jesus Baptized? 

Why was Jesus baptized?  This is a good question.  With the event of his own baptism, Jesus stepped out of his hidden life into the light of ... Read More »