Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Yr C, December 19th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 12/17/21

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent and the last Sunday before Christmas, the Church focuses attention on a young pregnant woman about to deliver a baby. Her name appears in different forms today as Mary, Maria, Miriam, Marian or Mariah; a name that has been translated and used in ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent Yr C, December 12th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 12/10/21

Happy “Gaudete Sunday,” everyone! Some would wonder what sort of greeting that is! I send you this greeting on this Rose Sunday or Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word for rejoice and it underscores the tune of today’s liturgy. You must have observed the change ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent Yr C, December 5th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 12/03/21

President Eisenhower will live long in the hearts and minds of Americans. The young may not know much about him but it doesn’t take much effort to understand his contribution to our nation building. When you drive on any Interstate of four-lane or more highway across the country, remember ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent Yr C, November 28th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/26/21

Another cycle of our spiritual year and journey starts today on a very optimistic note. Jeremiah prophesies that Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem dwell secure. Imagine that! Isn’t that the kind of news we long to hear today as the Coronavirus continues to threaten? Won’t you love to ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Yr B, November 21st, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/19/21

The reason why worldly forces deride Jesus and fail woefully to recognize Him as king is chiefly because they do not understand His claim to kingship. To be fair to them, it’s antithetical to worldly reasoning to accept as king, one standing before another king in handcuffs, defending His ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, November 14th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/12/21

That the judgment of God would come upon the world and all created things is as consoling as it is very scary. Consoling because God will then put to an end the power of the evil one and all evil doers. He will extinguish death, crime, injustice, oppression, sickness ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, November 7th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/05/21

Last week, we honored our heroes and heroines in the faith; members of our extended family who have either completed their journey to heaven or are being purified unto glory. Together with them, we form the one Church in its various states: militant, suffering, and triumphant. This week, we ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 31th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, October 31th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 10/30/21

English language suffers some limitation when it comes to the use of the word ‘love.’ Languages as primitive as Greek and Latin have different words that put the idea of liking or loving in context. But in English, the word love is used to express whatever we feel is ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, October 24th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 10/22/21

Do you realize that more and more people are plastering their vehicles with words announcing their social or political beliefs or things they feel compelled to let all of us know about? From “Lisa for President” to “I Love Brent, My Pet” and similar aphorisms. Recently, I saw a ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, October 17th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 10/17/21

It happens among classmates, colleagues, associates, even in families: someone feels she or he is specially gifted and wants to dominate and control others. It grows into a craving for power and authority. If you think that such power-play would be out of place among Jesus’ disciples or in ... Read More »

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