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Browsing the July 2020 archive of Sunday Reflections

July 26, 2020 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 7/23/20

Jesus continues with his parables about the Kingdom of God.  This one especially is about what we value, and how we make personal commitments to Jesus, the Christ.  All of us are sinners, and all are called to see salvation and the forgiveness of God as valuable in our ... Read More »

July 19, 2020 - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 7/17/20

It’s story time.  There are two kinds of stories at play in today’s Gospel from Matthew.  The first is the “uber” meaning, the large story about the Incarnation.  In it the divinity in heaven is added to the taking the flesh of humanity.  Jesus is seen as perfectly divine ... Read More »

July 12, 2020 - 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 7/10/20

The farmer, the seed, the path.  A very familiar and oft-read story.  Jesus begins speaking to his disciples and followers in parables – so that they would understand.  He used “farming” as a point of departure in the parable we’ve proclaimed today.  Many of his listeners were farmers and ... Read More »

July 5, 2020 - Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 7/02/20

Usually, we say that Scripture and the Gospels in particular call us to action as modern day disciples, and form the basis for our call to ministry.  That is never more true than now in our world.  But, the Scripture and Gospels also give us comfort in that we ... Read More »