Browsing the 2016 archive of Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 9/26/16

Scripture Reflection 


In the Gospel today, Jesus emphasizes that faith is not about quantity. Faith is about more than teachings and beliefs. It also involves trust and commitment directed toward the Lord. The point Jesus is making is that faith is a powerful thing. It’s not a matter ... Read More »

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 9/26/16

Scripture Reflection 


Today in the Gospel we have the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. A contrast  is set up between the rich and the poor. The rich man and the poor man live in entirely different circumstances. The rich man had everything he needed and the ... Read More »

May 29, 2016-The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Michelle Covey on 5/24/16

     Chapter six of the Gospel of John is sometimes referred to as the “bread of life” discourse. Jesus reveals himself as the living bread. He gives himself for the life of his people. Jesus’ words show how God continues to provide for his people.

     The feast of ... Read More »

8-April 17, 2016-Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Covey on 4/11/16

“My sheep hear my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish,” (John 10)

         The image of the Good Shepherd is one  that has brought comfort and also challenge to God’s people. Seeing Jesus as the shepherd is ... Read More »

7-February 21, 2016 First Sunday in Lent

Posted by Michelle Covey on 2/15/16

“Jesus took Peter, James and John and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothes became dazzling white.” Lk 9:28-29.

 This episode in the Gospel of Luke is referred to as the Transfiguration. The literal meaning of the word ... Read More »

6-February 14,2016-First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Michelle Covey on 2/15/16

Today is the First Sunday of Lent. The gospel message tells of the testing of Jesus. In each case the test has to do with how Jesus should use his power. Should he use it to somehow prove his divinity? Jesus doesn’t have to prove anything. His life, death, ... Read More »

5- February 7, 2016

Posted by Michelle Covey on 2/15/16

Jesus tells Peter to put the nets into deep water and start fishing again. Peter responds that this endeavor would be useless, but Peter relents and does what Jesus asks. They end up catching a huge number of fish. Jesus’ request and the catch of fish leads Peter to ... Read More »

4-January 31,2016

Posted by Michelle Covey on 2/15/16

"When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury." Why were these folks furious? Because they didn't like what Jesus told them. They took offense at his teaching that "no prophet is accepted in his own native place." Jesus was implying that his fellow ... Read More »

3-January 24, 2016 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 1/18/16

         The passage from Luke’s Gospel tells of the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.  Jesus is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel tells us that at least in the beginning of his public ministry he was well received.

       At a synagogue service Jesus stood ... Read More »

2-Januray 17, 2016-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 1/13/16

       In today’s Gospel Jesus works his first sign. It involves the transformation of water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana. There are a number of “signs” in John’s Gospel. Some people saw the signs on a physical or natural level, but Jesus is focusing on the ... Read More »