Tag Archive | William Barclay

Advent Day 8 ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ The herald of the King

The Second Sunday of Advent ~ Sunday, December 9, 2018 As we examine the gospel of Luke this year, we see that for this gospel writer, the emergence of John the Baptist was one of the hinges on which history turned. He dramatically dates it in three different ways.  Here’s the text . . . […]

The Fidelity of Jesus ~ May we be faithful too!

The First Sunday of Lent ~The Fidelity of Jesus ~ February 18, 2018 This is a story about fidelity in the face of temptation. This is a story about the Jesus I know and love. Before I get into my own thoughts on this important opening story in the life of our Lord, I’d like to […]

I am the Way and the Truth and the Life ~ for You!

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~May 14, 2017 Today’s Gospel is part of Jesus’ intimate talk with his disciples at the Last Supper as recorded by John Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” I rely much of this commentary […]

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 […]

The King became utterly poor for you and me!

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ April 9, 2017 Dear Friends, All is ready now for the final days of our Lenten journey with Jesus.   The drama of the Paschal Mystery will  be re-enacted  once again in  parishes throughout the world.  I have loved the liturgy of Holy Week since […]

The Fidelity of Jesus ~ May we be faithful too!

The First Sunday of Lent ~The Fidelity of Jesus ~ March 5th, 2017 This is a story about fidelity in the face of temptation. This is a story about the Jesus I know and love. Before I get into my own thoughts on this important opening story in the life of our Lord, I’d like to […]

Rejoice! The Lord is near!

The Third Sunday of Advent ~ December 11, 2016 In our Catholic liturgical calendar this is “Gaudete Sunday — the Sunday of Joy.    We’re halfway through Advent and the vestment color is Rose, rather than purple, the color of penitence.  So, we may see the celebrant in rose vestments. This is supposed to be a […]