Browsing the April 2019 archive of Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/15/19

Jesus warns us in the Gospel of Matthew, "If anyone wished to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." It is an invitation to a way of life, and a plan that leads to holiness.  But make no mistake, it is a ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/15/19

I never judge another's motive when they choose to give to or support a cause.  However, I hear many times a criticism levied against seemingly rich people who start a fundraiser and ask the rest of us to give: "Since they have so much money, they could simply give ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/02/19

The Gospel of Luke presents God's mercy as something that cannot be earned or deserved. It is given freely as grace.

In this very familiar parable, the younger son left his family and wasted his inheritance.  He shamed himself and his family and ended up in a desperate situation.  ... Read More »