Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for The Holy Family Yr B December 27th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 12/27/20

Now that family life has morphed into a variety of things that our grandfathers would hardly have recognized as family, we must pause to reflect on the fate of the family. If ever you have felt comfortable to watch the program on TV called “Modern Family,” I duff my ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Advent Yr B December 20th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 12/21/20

A four-year old boy has heard many references to our Blessed Mother as the Virgin Mary and on their way from Mass he asks his mom, “Mom, what is a virgin?” Stunned by the question the mother struggles to find an appropriate answer for her boy: “A virgin is, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Yr B December 13th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 12/13/20

Some years ago, I received a subpoena from the Tulsa DA’s office. Needless to say that I was annoyed that I should stand before a jury and judge to testify about someone’s life. I fought the subpoena, and twice it was rescinded, or as they prefer to say in ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent Yr B December 6th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 12/05/20

Enter John the Baptist. He was the intersection between the old and the new covenant, ending one and introducing the other. Remember in Mathematics, the theory of intersection where two sets A and B meet. The intersection contains all the elements of A that also belong to B but ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 1st Sunday of Advent Yr B November 29th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 11/28/20

Many might have forgotten how many predictions we have had of the end of the world this 2020. The most recent is the prediction by Evangelical Pastor Paul Begley who announced that doomsday will strike on December 21, 2020, which happens to be also his birthday. But prior to ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Yr A November 22nd, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 11/21/20

Our often misplaced democratic sentiments make difficult the integration of today’s feast to life. We don’t talk about kings, queens, and princes except in derogatory terms: as people unduly privileged. And we detest such privileges, insisting everyone should be equal in everything. We’re currently experimenting with radical equality, where ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr A November 15th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 11/14/20

You may have heard someone or some people say they were mad at God; maybe, you are, too. Someone once complained: “God, you told us to ask and we shall receive. I’ve been asking for years that I should win the state lottery, but you have turned a deaf ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 32nd Sunday Yr A November 8th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 11/06/20

As the liturgical year winds down, Jesus employs the imagery of a wedding feast to teach about the coming Kingdom of God. The Jewish marriage setting very closely mirrors the Wedding Feast of the Lamb that is to come at the end. I also find a similarity between the ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for All Saints Yr A, November 1st, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 10/31/20

I do not have to demonstrate to any keen observer of current affairs that families today look a lot different than those of our forebears. If you doubt it, ask your parents or grandparents. To use a few examples, many families today are having fewer children but living in ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 30th Sunday Yr A, October 25th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 10/23/20

          Like many Americans, I do have serious reservations about the present-day leadership of our country; yet, as election approaches, it doesn’t take a seer to observe the effort by the major media houses, tech companies and the academia to influence the outcome of the ... Read More »

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