Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter Yr B, May 9th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 5/07/21

There’s no word so misused in English language as the word “love.” Hence, the teenage girl who justifies moving in with her boyfriend by saying, “I love him” fails to understand the difference between her statement and that of her dad who drops her off at school, kisses her ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter Yr B, May 2nd, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 4/30/21

In five Bible moments recorded by St. John the Evangelist, Jesus employed striking and unsettling metaphors to describe His relationship with us. These came in allegorical speeches called the “I am sayings,” which diffuse intricate spiritual fervor with deep emotional and real life resonance. The first “I am” saying ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter Yr B, April 25th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 4/23/21

You do not need to have grown up in a farm or among sheep or other livestock to understand the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep. If you’re a pet owner, you can sense a little bit the idea percolated in today’s gospel about the shepherd knowing his ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter Yr B, April 18th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 4/17/21

If you have not suffered any injury to your body, you may be unaware of the plight of paralytics and what daily living means for them. On no other day than Good Friday of the year 2012, I broke my ankle as I was on a ladder trying to ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) Yr B, April 11th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 4/09/21

How many times have you addressed Jesus as “My Lord and my God?” I was taught by my father to say those words whenever the priest elevates the consecrated host. I have done it at every Mass I’ve attended or celebrated. But those are not words of the beloved ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Easter Sunday Yr B, April 4th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 4/02/21

If the devil thought death could swallow Jesus, that the grave would hem him in, he was terribly mistaken. Lucifer got tricked and swept off his feet today as his entire empire collapsed. The plan he masterminded at which he led humanity to commit the sin of deicide flawed. ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Palm Sunday Yr B, March 28th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 3/26/21

A victory march ends in a torture chamber; a palm parade turns into an execution march? That’s Palm Sunday. When Roman generals return from war, they’re accorded the greatest honor with a parade from the outskirts of the city to the amphitheater where they’re decorated with deserving laurels consistent ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent Yr B, March 21th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 3/19/21

I listened to a speech recently in which the speaker used the expression, “Wrong Way Corrigan” and I searched what that expression meant. That expression was how the media on July 18, 1938 dubbed a flight by aviator, Douglas Corrigan, who initiated a flight from Floyd Bennett Field in ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent Yr B, March 14th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 3/13/21

Like Advent, Lent has a “Rejoice or Rose Sunday” when the rose vestments are worn and the altar could be decorated with flowers in joyful anticipation of Easter. In Advent it is called Gaudete Sunday; in Lent we call the Rose Sunday, Laetare Sunday, taken from the first word ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent Yr B, March 7th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 3/05/21

I’m not interested in Wall Street; kindly excuse my nonchalance. The DOW and NASDAQ may go up or down all they want; I’ll be unmoved. Don’t be shocked at my confession. My attitude isn’t that of a dimwit uninformed  about the workings of an economic system. My ignorance is ... Read More »

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