Browsing the October 2019 archive of Father's Writings

Christ is Passing By

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 10/31/19

Gospel Reflection  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Christ is Passing By

Have you ever met a famous person?  Maybe it was a famous actor or actress, or maybe a famous athlete.  Perhaps you went through great lengths to see him or her.  In 2010 I was really ... Read More »

Praying Through Difficult Feelings

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 10/31/19

Gospel Reflection  30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C

Praying Through Difficult Feelings

Have you ever sat down to pray only to be filled with thoughts of resentment toward family members, friends or co-workers?  Have you ever brought considerable anger to your prayer?  Rather than see these thoughts as ... Read More »

World Mission Sunday and Monocacy Mud

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 10/31/19

Gospel Reflection  29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

World Mission Sunday and Monocacy Mud

I would like to share a personal story with you about something that happened to me this past summer.  I do so at some risk because, as they say, it is not good to ... Read More »

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 10/08/19

Gospel Reflection 28th Sunday Ordinary Time, Year C

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

 “Ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance …” In the ancient world and into the Middle Ages, there was no treatment for leprosy. People thought it was wildly contagious and were suspicious of any ... Read More »

Increase Our Faith!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 10/01/19

Gospel Reflection, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

 

Increase Our Faith!

What the Apostles ask Jesus in our gospel today is impressive.  “Increase our faith!”  They do not ask that the people should say nice things about them.  They do not ask that they should succeed by ... Read More »

The Rich Man’s Sin of Omission

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 10/01/19

Gospel Reflection, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CAM 6:1a,4-7/PS 146:7,8-9 1b/1 TM 6:11-16/LK 16:19-31

 

The Rich Man’s Sin of Omission

 The story of the rich man and Lazarus is a shocking story.  It is one that we should not be too quick to say is only a ... Read More »

Serving God, not Mammon

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 10/01/19

Gospel Reflection, 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year CAm 8:4-7, 1Tm 2:1-8, Lk 16:1-13

 

Serving God, not Mammon

Jesus says, “You cannot serve God and mammon.”  Literally translated, “serve” means “be the slave of”.  The rich man believes that money sets him free, but in reality, it dominates ... Read More »