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Gospel Commentary
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Jesus uses an unusual prop to teach a lesson in this Sunday's Gospel: a little child. His apostles had been arguing about who was the greatest among them. We likely have had arguments similar to … more
Somewhere along the dusty road to Jerusalem, a man who was both young and rich approaches Jesus with the question of what he must do to be saved. Despite all the privileges which his wealth gave him, … more
When we think of the teachings of Jesus we might be inspired and grateful that Our Savior, who knows us so well, thinks so highly of us. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus repeatedly refers to what … more
In our passage today from the Gospel of Mark, we might ask if Jesus was having a bad day. As a rule, Jesus exhorts His followers to live and He models for them the great virtues of compassion, … more
In this Sunday’s Gospel reading, two crosses loom before our eyes: the cross of Christ and our own cross. In the first part of the Gospel, Jesus speaks about His coming suffering and … more
A certain lesser known country music song suggests we can learn to listen for the sound of the breeze dying down and, even better, for the sound of the sun going down. In hectic Northern Virginia, … more
Two weeks ago, I made an appointment to visit my doctor in September. It has been a couple of years since I have had a physical exam. For a few reasons, I put it off for too long. I think that it is … more
Over the past month, the Sunday Gospels have recounted the “Bread of Life Discourse” from the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel where Jesus revealed that He offers His Body and Blood — the … more
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” This is the familiar opening line of a famous poem by Robert Frost that we all learned or memorized in high school. The image of two diverging roads links … more
As we look forward to the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, parishioners are frequently asking how they can see him or if there are tickets available. One altar boy asked if the Holy Father … more
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