Tag Archive | Easter season

The Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ Shepherd me, O God ~ And Happy Mother’s Day

The Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ May 12, 2019 Good Shepherd Sunday ~ Mother’s Day Have you ever thought about how shepherds manage their sheep? The sheep follow their shepherd, who walks in front of them. They are not goaded like cattle. Cowboys herd cattle from behind, pushing them forward. Not so with sheep. If […]

The Third Sunday of Easter ~ Lord, You know that I Love You

The Third Sunday of Easter ~ May 5, 2019 This is the third Resurrection appearance in the Gospel of John and it’s a charming story. The guys had been fishing all night and had caught nothing. Heard this story before? This is a replay of their very first meeting in Galilee. Jesus suggests they cast […]

Shepherd me, O God!

The Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ May 7, 2017 Good Shepherd Sunday Have you ever thought about how shepherds handle their sheep? They follow their shepherd, who walks in front of them. They are not goaded like cattle. Cowboys herd cattle from behind, pushing them forward. Not so with sheep. If we are to look […]

You will know him in the breaking of the bread

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ April 30, 2017 I would like to offer a reflection on my favorite resurrection story. I will reflect on the story, the fruit of my own imagination; but you need to engage your own.   (Please note: When I use the actual words from Scrip­ture, they appear in bold […]

Ruah! Breathe in the Holy Spirit!

The Great and Glorious Feast of Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016 In our last blog, we talked about the Feast of the Ascension. After Jesus left the disciples and ascended into heaven, they were cowering behind locked doors, despondent, worried, fearful, bewildered, devastated. “[Then] suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong […]

YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES to the ends of the earth!

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD ~ May 8, 2016  The feast of the Ascension of our Lord is part of the Easter mystery. First is the Resurrection in which Jesus conquers death for us and reveals that life for us will never end. What good news this is! Then there is the […]

Intimacy with God

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 1, 2016 Today’s gospel reading is another section of Jesus’ Last Discourse at the Last Supper, as recorded in John’s Gospel.  And, as Jesus was talking with his own disciples, it helps us to think about our own relationship with the Lord. Are we close to him? Do […]