Browsing Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

3rd Sunday in Lent

Posted by Dee Maahs on 3/06/18

The Gospel today describes Jesus’ displeasure with the money changers & traders in the Temple. The Temple was where the sacrifice would be offered. Those who engaged as traders and money changers in the Temple served a practical purpose. They would sell animals for the sacrifice to those who ... Read More »

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 »

3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time

Posted by Dee Maahs on 1/22/18

In today’s Gospel, Jesus invites the disciples to follow Him. He says that He will make them “fishers of men”. He has a plan for their lives. They will share in the ministry of Jesus Himself. The new disciples know they can never look back. They will be forever ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dee Maahs on 1/15/18

As we know from the Gospels, John the Baptist prepared the way of the Lord. Now John proclaims, “Look, there is the Lamb of God.” This sets the stage for what is to come. Jesus asks, “What are you looking for?” The disciples then ask, “Where are you staying?” The ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Dee Maahs on 12/04/17

“Jesus said to his disciples: Be watchful! Be alert!” (Mk 13:33)


In the Gospel of Mark on this First Sunday of Advent, Jesus calls us to wait in hope.

We need to be reminded that even in the most trying circumstances, our lives are in God’s hands. Jesus ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dee Maahs on 11/20/17

“It will be as when a man who was going on a journey called on his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another, two; to a third, one– to each according to their ability. Then he went away.” (Mt 25:14-15) 

The ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dee Maahs on 11/06/17

The Gospel teaches us today that we need to witness to the Good News with both words and deeds. Words must always be accompanied by actions. In the Gospel, we see (or hear?) Jesus thoughts on this. He warns the disciples not to follow the example of the Pharisees. ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dee Maahs on 10/30/17

In the Gospel today, Jesus speaks of the two great commandments; love the Lord our God with all your heart, soul, and strength; and to love our neighbor as yourself. Jesus unites these two commandments and proclaims that they form the foundation of religious faith. The love of God ... Read More »