Browsing Father Tony's Writings

Joy That Is Contagious

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/10/19

Gospel Reflection, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Joy That Is Contagious

Saint Luke tells us that “all” of the tax collectors and sinners were drawing near to hear Jesus.  Think about this.  The very ones that were despised by the “righteous” were the ones who felt drawn ... Read More »

The Real Love of Christ

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/10/19

Gospel Reflection, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CWisdom 9: 13-18b; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33

The Real Love of Christ

Can we both love and hate at the same time?  Our 4th commandment says that we should love and honor our parents.  Human nature teaches us that we ... Read More »

Gospel Hospitality

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/27/19

Gospel Reflection, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CSirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a; Luke 14:1, 7-14

Gospel Hospitality

Jesus was invited to the banquet of a ruler who belonged to a Pharisee.  We can only imagine how they watched him, how they mistrusted him, and tried to ... Read More »

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/13/19

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

As you can see from the picture (Sorry unable to paste in Father Tony's pictures, please see bulletin for them) above my sister, Maria, was enjoying what we were doing.  I, however, was experiencing its great anguish (but I enjoyed it too).  We ... Read More »

Be Ready and Alert!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/06/19

Gospel Reflection, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CWisdom 18: 6-9; Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19; Luke 12: 32-48

Be Ready and Alert!

In our gospel Jesus says, “Sell your possessions and give alms.”  “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning.”  “Be like servants who await their master’s ... Read More »

Asking the Right Questions

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/30/19

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21

Asking the Right Questions

Consider for a moment that the man who encounters Jesus in the gospel today was privileged to do something that people longed for throughout many centuries.  He was able to be in person with Jesus, the Living ... Read More »

Take a Great Vacation!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/30/19

Gospel Reflection, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Take a Great Vacation!

This past week I spent the time with Fathers Tom   McCabe and Robert Grabner at Redwoods National Park in     California.  Redwoods is actually made up of three different parks and we stayed in Hiouchi, CA near Crescent ... Read More »

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 »