Scripture

This is My Beloved Son

In this Sunday’s readings we celebrate Jesus’ Transfiguration.

Don’t Lower the Bar

This week’s gospel, Matthew 5:38-48, contains a difficult teaching.

Salt and Light

In this short Gospel passage, Jesus makes two emphatic statements, ‘You are the salt of the earth…

Restoration

If I ranked Scripture passages by most confusing, this week’s gospel, Matthew 4:12-23, would probably be near the top of my list.

The Baptism of Jesus

The season of Advent is a time of preparation to make our hearts ready for an encounter with the flesh and blood humanity of Jesus.

Building a relationship with Jesus

The gospel on this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday before Christmas, presents Matthew’s narrative of Jesus’ birth.

Building a relationship with Jesus

Advent is a season of watching and preparing.

The Ultimate Decision

This week’s second reading, Colossians 1:12-20, is a Christological powerhouse.

Proof of God’s Love

Pharisees and scribes frequently confront Jesus in the Gospels, but in this passage, Sadducees question him.

‘If you’re not a sinner, there’s no place for you in the Catholic Church’

This week’s Gospel, Luke 18:9-14, highlights the importance of humility. It’s the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. The spiritual masters often call humility the foundation of the Christian life. It’s the fundamental attitude for approaching God. 1 Peter 5:5 says, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God […]

Thursday
October 22, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph