Browsing the February 2018 archive of Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dee Maahs on 2/19/18

Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:14-15). The words in the Gospel are what we could refer to as the Gospel in miniature. In Jesus, the reign of ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dee Maahs on 2/12/18

In Jesus’ time, leprosy was a term given to a number of skin diseases. Lepers were seen as “unclean” and anyone touching them would be considered unclean.  


In the Gospel today, a leper approaches Jesus and begs him to make him clean. Jesus is moved with compassion ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dee Maahs on 2/05/18

In the Gospel passage today, Jesus heals the mother-in-law of Peter; he also heals many others. We have to keep in mind that Jesus is doing more than healing individuals in a physical sense. He gives the hope and new beginning. In regard to Peter’s mother-in-law, Jesus took her ... Read More »