Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 20th Sunday of Yr A, August 16th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 8/16/20

          Did you feel uncomfortable hearing today’s gospel? You’re not alone. However, it’s only when considered as a human equal would the words of Jesus in today’s gospel appear callous, indifferent and insulting. But when we consider that He was the first to strip Himself ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 19th Sunday of Yr A, August 9th, 2020.

Posted by John Wolf on 8/10/20

It is customary for tourists to the Holy Land to take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, the sea on which Jesus walked in today’s gospel. A certain tourist from our country US wanted such a ride and was told by the boatman that the fare was ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 18th Sunday of Yr A, August 2, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 8/02/20

          The miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fish is so central to the Gospel that it appears in all four Gospels. The miracle draws a contrast between worldly banquets and heavenly feasts; worldly banquets: represented by Herod’s birthday celebration, and heavenly feast: represented ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 17th Sunday of Yr A, July 26, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/26/20

          For the past three Sundays, we have focused on the Parables of the Kingdom, with Jesus using several stories drawn primarily from the agricultural setting to illustrate the eternal value of the kingdom and the urgency to attain it. The soil that enabled the ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 16th Sunday of Yr A, July 19, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/19/20

         During the planting season, my mother taught us to plant the corn in a straight line and about 46 centimeters or a foot and half apart from each other. When the corn starts to sprout, we were prohibited from helping with the weeding. My mother ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 15th Sunday of Yr A, July 12, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/12/20

         I want to make a public confession: Some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who is the love of my life, though she’s someone else’s wife. But before you stray too far in thought, that woman was my mother, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Yr A, July 5th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/05/20

           After I became the rector of Holy Family Cathedral, I read through the annals of the cathedral and learned how my predecessor, Fr. Heiring assembled parishioners of Holy Family Church to break the grounds for the Church that is now the cathedral. At that ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 13th Sunday of Yr A, June 28, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/28/20

         I’ll do my best to explain this simply. First is what I consider the spiritual physiognomy (or as they say in Business Schools, the KSA’s—knowledge, skills and abilities) of anyone seeking to live as an apostle of Christ (and by extension all Christians), that is, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 12th Sunday of Yr A, June 21, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/21/20

       You have, probably, felt like Jeremiah those times you saw or heard truth, goodness and right conduct painted as lies, treachery and outrage while evil is glamorized. As society continues to slide into nihilism, the sad fate meted to truth and goodness makes it tougher for ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection on Corpus Christi, A, June 14, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/15/20

          What is the medicine for hunger? Food? Drink? Sometimes, when you’re most hungry, you find that you eat much less. Yet, food never completely cures hunger. It may cure the temporary physical hunger, yet it’s not only food and drink that we hunger for; ... Read More »

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