Browsing Father Tony's Writings

Who Do You Say that I Am?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/22/17

Gospel Reflection, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 22: 19-23; Romans 11: 33-36; Matthew 16: 13-20

 

Who Do You Say that I Am?

Jesus took the disciples to the region of Cesarea Phillippi to an area that was known for pagan human sacrifices.  Up to this point, ... Read More »

“O Woman, Great is Your Faith!”

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/22/17

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 56: 1, 6-7; Romans 11: 13-15; Matthew 15: 21-28

“O Woman, Great is Your Faith!”

How many times have you ever suffered humiliation or been told in an abrupt manner to wait?  Are you part of an “in” crowd, or an outsider?  ... Read More »

We Need Not Doubt the Holy Spirit

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/09/17

Gospel Reflection, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time1 Kings 19: 9a, 11-13a; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14: 22-33

We Need Not Doubt the Holy Spirit

In our gospel Peter asks a remarkable thing from Jesus.  He says, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the ... Read More »

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/01/17

Gospel Reflection

The Transfiguration of the Lord "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." Oh, to be on that mountain! What a priceless experience for Peter, James, and John. If they had ever doubted, if they wondered whether Jesus was really who ... Read More »

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/26/17

Gospel Reflection, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46

"When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." Jesus today gives us the image of a merchant who knows ... Read More »

The Devil is Real

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/18/17

Gospel Reflection, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AWisdom 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43

The Devil is Real

"The weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil." This is not a pretty picture. Jesus shares a parable in today's ... Read More »

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/12/17

Gospel ReflectionIsaiah 55:10-11; /Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23

"Hear then the parable of the sower." With his analogy of the sower and the seed, Jesus gives us four images to help us gauge the depth of our spiritual maturity. What kind of "soil" does our faith exist in? Are we ... Read More »

Come to Me

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/03/17

Gospel Reflection, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AZechariah 9:9-10; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30

 

Come to Me

Today’s gospel is a very beautiful and precious passage of the bible.  “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened…” Jesus says.  He allows us a deep look ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/28/17

Gospel ReflectionThirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

"Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." When Jesus says paradoxical things like this, we can still trust him. Even when he makes claims that, at first glance, seem impossible, we know that he's not talking gibberish. Why? ... Read More »

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/20/17

Gospel Reflection, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AJeremiah 20:10-13; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33

"Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid." Can it really be true? Is our heavenly Father actually so aware of us? Does the Creator of the universe pay ... Read More »