Browsing the February 2016 archive of Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

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 »