Browsing the December 2019 archive of Father's Writings

The Lord of History

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/19/19

Gospel ReflectionFor the Weeks of The Holy Family and Epiphany of the Lord, Year A

The Lord of History

Bethlehem is a difficult place.  The city of Jesus’ birth has long been and still is powerless and today, caught in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.  He whose ... Read More »

Saint Joseph: A Man of Few Words

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/19/19

Gospel Reflection, Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year AMatthew 1:18-24

Saint Joseph: A Man of Few Words

How many recorded words do we have of Saint Joseph in the Bible?  Zero!  And yet Joseph is the man closest to Jesus.  Saint Joseph, therefore, shows us that silence is often a ... Read More »

What Did You Go Out to the Desert to See?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/12/19

Gospel Reflection3rd Week of Advent, Year AWhat Did You Go Out to the Desert to See?Often in a desert, when the rain comes, it blooms very suddenly with many wild flowers.  Our readings today speak of a desert with new possibilities for those who are patient.  We typically associate ... Read More »

Justice Shall Flourish in His Time, and Fullness of Peace Forever

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/05/19

Gospel ReflectionSecond Sunday of Advent, Year AJustice Shall Flourish in His Time, and Fullness of Peace ForeverOur readings today are a study in contrasts.  Our  gospel proposes to us a strange figure: John the Baptizer.  He ate locusts and wild honey.  He wore camel’s hair and lived in the ... Read More »

Watch! Stay Awake! Be Prepared

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/05/19

Gospel ReflectionFirst Sunday of Advent, Year AWatch! Stay Awake! Be PreparedIs 2:1-5/ Ps 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [cf. 1]/Rom 13:11-14/Mt 24:37-44Advent begins with a message.  Watch!  Stay Awake!  Be prepared.   For at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.  Advent means coming.  The ... Read More »