Reflections

Reflections

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 »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, August 8th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 8/06/21

You might be familiar with or have read Dante’s classic literature or poem, the “Divine Comedy.” In what might be considered the most beautiful cantos of the Divine Comedy, Dante with his great imaginative sense created a character called Gaddo. For no fault of his, Gaddo had been imprisoned ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, August 1st, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 7/30/21

Our five week study of John 6 brings us today to verses 24 through 35. (Have you read the entire chapter of John 6, as you promised?). The crowd fed by Jesus are everywhere looking for him. What for? They want more bread and they have found a baker ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, July 25th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 7/23/21

This Sunday, we begin a five-week-long discussion on the Eucharist, our Bread of Life. The Gospel readings for these five weeks will be taken from the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel. I strongly recommend that everyone read this passage. Spend about 15 minutes of your TV time and ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, July 18th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 7/16/21

Even our Lord agrees with Aristotle that “leisure liberates man from the oppression of the useful.” And so, today he invites his apostles who were basking with novice fervor after their return from their first missionary expedition to “come away to some lonely place and rest for a while” ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, July 11th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 7/09/21

How many times have you over-packed for a trip, taking much more than you actually needed only to discover that you did not use half of the provisions you took for your five-day trip? Many cannot part with the pleasures of life for a minute. A dear friend recently ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, July 4th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 7/03/21

You have heard it many, many times—“Familiarity breeds contempt.” Frequently, people take others for granted for two reasons: familiarity and pride. You may add a third reason—ignorance which often wears the garb of “I-know-it-all” or “I’m better.” Familiarity, pride, ignorance played out well in the first reading and the ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, June 27th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 6/25/21

Sickness, suffering, death—where did they originate? Who brought them? The author of the Book of Wisdom makes the case for God, stating that they are not God’s doing. It was, however, left for the Wisdom of God—Jesus Himself to demonstrate this beyond doubt. As proof, he went about curing ... Read More »

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