Monthly Archives: August 2018

14th Sunday after Pentecost, Aug. 26, 2018. 2 Cor 1:21-2:4; Mt 22:1-14

This is my last posting The Gospel parable likens the kingdom of God to a wedding banquet, as the Scriptures so often do. The king has sent out the first invitations and now, as was the custom, sends the second invitation. We heard what those who were invited did, which prompted the king to send […]

13th Sunday after Pentecost, Aug. 12, 2018. 1 Cor 16:13-24

What shall we take away from today’s epistle reading? Let’s focus on verses 13 and 14, “Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” St. Paul’s admonition to the Corinthians is equally applicable to us today. We must be vigilant so that our […]

12th Sunday after Pentecost, Aug. 12, 2018. Mt 19:16-26

In Jesus’ time people thought that if a person were living a proper moral life then God would bless them with material prosperity. This is why the apostles asked, “Who then can be saved?” when Jesus said how difficult it is for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. Jesus’s answer to […]

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, August 5, 2018. Mt, 18:23-35

Who is the person whom you have not and cannot forgive? Who is the person whom you have forgiven, but whose offense against you will never forget? Jesus concludes the parable we have just heard by saying, “And that is how my heavenly Father will deal with you unless you each forgive your brother and […]