Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, September 25, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 9/23/22

The Great Depression of 1929 to 1939 brought about economic hardship on the populace. But while the unemployed poor of the land formed long queues to get their ration of soup in New York, the affluent in Long Island managed to put up a surprise party for their dogs. ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, September 18, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 9/17/22

One late evening, a gunman accosted a finely-dressed man who just parked in front of an expensive jewelry store in Washington DC. Pointing the gun at him, he demanded, “Hand me all YOUR money.” The man was indignant and busted out: “Do you know the person you’re threatening? I’m ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, September 11, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 9/09/22

St. Teresa of Calcutta had her devil’s advocate in the person of the famed British writer and self-righteous atheist, Richard Dawkins. For Dawkins, Mother Teresa did more harm than good, particularly because of what Dawkins referred to as her ‘dogmatic views’ on abortion, contraception, and divorce as well as ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, September 4, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 9/02/22

How often do you read the details of the contracts that you sign? If you meticulously read the fine prints of the phone contracts you sign or medication or cosmetic products you use, you might think twice about using them. Those fine prints often warn us about the dangers ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, August 28, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 8/26/22

You’ve perhaps heard the story told about the Russian dictator Josef Stalin and his German counterpart, Adolf Hitler falling off their chairs. Both men were given seats of honor side by side each other at a banquet. Noticing that their chairs could be adjusted to become higher or lower, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, August 21, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 8/19/22

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to identify the direction Jesus is going in today’s gospel. In a very blunt language, he tells us that no one has a lock on heaven. Heaven isn’t a summer home we visit when the temperature in Oklahoma turns 112. Rather, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, August 14, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 8/12/22

No one can feel happy with Jesus today. Could you imagine him saying and using these “hateful” and “demoralizing” words: “I have come to bring fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were already blazing! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, August 7, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 8/05/22

I have a question for you to which I would request that you give a special thought: If you had to describe your faith to someone, what would you say? I’m not asking about your religion. I mean your faith. What do you believe? What is your strongest conviction? ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, July 31, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 7/28/22

I read a sign outside one Church which says: “Do not wait for the hearse to take you to Church.” They’re words for one who has no room for God. Wealth and possessions are typically blessings from God. If you’re wealthy, count yourself as blessed by God. Yet, possessions ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C, July 24, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 7/22/22

You wouldn’t think that the dialogue between Abraham and God in the first reading was prayer. Yet, if prayer is a dialogue between the human person and God, then Abraham’s ‘bromance’ with God was certainly a lofty dialogue, where tenderness, veneration, and boldness fuse admirably together (Motte). Though Jesus ... Read More »

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