Category Archives: Scripture Reflections

Reflections on Scripture passages, usually those from the Lectionary

“You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am” Mk 8:34 (Message)

This Lent is particularly difficult.  I have envisaged this portion of this blog as reflection on the gospel passages with a focus towards leading catechumenate meetings.  Today I find the focus on myself. Some would argue that that is the … Continue reading

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Mark

What a shift from Matthew to Mark!  We shift from the lengthy, sometimes awkward story that wants us to be sure we get it that Jesus is the Messiah of whom the prophets speak.  We shift to a fast story … Continue reading

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Mt 25:14-30 — The 3 Servants and Taking Risks

Jesus sets up this parable like any good story teller would.    There was this man who calls forth 3 servants.  All good stories have 3 characters in the midst of the action.  For example, three men go into a … Continue reading

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Give to Ceasar…..Mt 22:15-22

This week’s Gospel is well placed for the “stewardship season.”  It may be here in the Lectionary partially for this reason.  But it is also here because of its place in Matthew’s gospel and how that gospel “rolls out” in … Continue reading

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Matthew 20: 1-16 Workers in the Vineyard

“It’s not fair! They get the same as we do, but they’ve only been working for an hour and we, for 12!” I suspect this reading may have had an influence on the 4th and 5th Centuries’ practice of becoming … Continue reading

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