2021 archive of Reflections

2021 archive of Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, October 10th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 10/09/21

One of the topics that my English language teacher in High Elementary school taught was Correlative Constructions used in positive or negative comparisons, such as, “as sweet as honey,” “as white as snow,” “as black as charcoal,” and then, “as wise as Solomon.” The first reading today suggests why ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, October 3rd, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 10/02/21

About a year and half ago, I officiated at the wedding of my childhood friend, Chukwudi (God-is), and his wife, Mma (Beauty), who both are medical doctors. They chose the first reading of today (Genesis 2:18-24) as one of the readings for the Mass, so in my homily I ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, September 26th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 9/24/21

My friend had a huge Pitbull named “Sharp” that has bitten a dozen people. One day, I had a message for him that necessarily took me to his house. As I approached, Sharp started to growl. He opened the door and said, “Come in, Father, don’t be afraid of ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, September 19th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 9/17/21

The rantings of the godless, which we heard in the first reading from the Book of Wisdom suggest the attitude of the world against believers in Christ. By now Christians living in contemporary society must have grown used to these rantings of the impious who cry wolf about hate, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, September 12th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 9/10/21

If Jesus would ask me who people say He was, I have an answer for Him from a former parishioner. After Mass one Sunday morning, I was stepping out of the Church, and behold, a parishioner looking really angry was already outside waiting for me. I mustered courage to ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, September 5th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 9/03/21

Patrick was a remarkable itinerant preacher who lived in my hometown, Uli. Though blind and illiterate, Patrick surmounted his disability by memorizing large portions of the Bible and employed accurate scripture references to garnish his sermons. As a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, he went from house to house, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, August 29th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 8/27/21

The Jews received the 10 commandments from God, but over the years the scribes and Pharisees amplified the laws to include 613 precepts, by-laws, sections, and sub-sections. It makes one wonder what became of the warning given by Moses in today’s first reading (Deut. 4:2) that people should not ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, August 22nd, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 8/20/21

Over two decades ago (but I still remember that it was the 21st Sunday), together with 10 other young men, I stood before a congregation numbering about 30,000 and made a commitment. I decided that Jesus would be the only one I follow. No turning back. As a consequence, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, August 15th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 8/15/21

“Bread of Life” Reflection

Have you ever been to heaven….? Perhaps my question sounds absurd or uncouth. Alright, let me reframe it. Do you wish to know what heaven is like? Do you wish to experience it or know what happens there? You no longer need to do too ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Yr B, August 15th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 8/13/21

For centuries, archeologists have devoted huge efforts to locate and recover of the Ark of the Covenant. They dig through the crevices of the Holy Land hoping to someday find the ark or remnants of it. Good luck to them. The 1981 film by Indiana Jones, Raiders of the ... Read More »

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