Browsing Father Tony's Writings

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 »

Where Shall We Find the Power

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/24/18

Gospel Reflection, 2 Kings 4: 42-44; Ephesians 4: 1-6; John 6: 1-15

Where Shall We Find the Power 

The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes is found in all four gospels.  This speaks to how impressive this event was in Jesus’ life.  He abundantly satisfied the hunger of a ... Read More »

A Meaningful Holiday

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/24/18

Gospel Reflection, 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BJeremiah 23: 1-6; Ephesians 2: 13-18; Mark 6: 30-34

A Meaningful Holiday

Today’s gospel is suitable for holidays and vacations.  “Rest awhile!”  There is a time for working and a time for resting from our work.  Jesus lets his disciples have ... Read More »

Let Freedom Ring

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/10/18

Let Freedom Ring

I remember the Independence Day celebrations that took place in Plummer, MN that my four sisters: Mary, Sarah, Lisa, and Maria and I would go to as children when we visited our grandmother.  There was nothing better than running out into the street to pick up ... Read More »

A Thorn in the Flesh

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/10/18

Gospel Reflection, 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BEzekiel 2: 2-5; 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10; Mark 6: 1-6a

A Thorn in the Flesh

Saint Paul says, “That I Paul, might not become too elated, because of the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to ... Read More »

To Fear Only One Death

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/26/18

 

Gospel Reflection, 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BWisdom 1: 13–15; 2: 23-24; 2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5: 21-43

To Fear Only One Death

Two miracles of Jesus are vividly recounted by Mark.  The people are flocking to Jesus.  His healings of the sick arouse ... Read More »

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/26/18

Gospel Reflection, 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture       A little yawn. A loud cry. An infant wrapped in swaddling clothes. "What will this child be?" It is a question every parent asks time and time again. As first steps are taken, ... Read More »

And Yet It Grows

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/12/18

Gospel Reflection, 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BEzekiel 17: 22 - 24; 2 Corinthians 5: 6 - 10; Mark 4: 26 - 34

And Yet It Grows

How does God’s kingdom grow?  Can you see it or predict it?  Jesus talks about God’s kingdom and its growth often, ... Read More »

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/06/18

Everyday Stewardship I have coached all three of my children in soccer at some time in their lives. I loved teaching them and their teammates the importance of functioning as one unit. If we were not all moving together toward victory, we would all find ourselves together in defeat. ... Read More »