Showing posts with label Ascension. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ascension. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gospel Reflection - The Ascension of the Lord

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on Matthew 28:16-20, the Gospel reading for the Ascension of the Lord in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- Jesus gives us a clear mission - the Great Commission.
- We have to ask the question: Have we lost our missionary zeal?
- Dialog and respect are good, but they should not take away our desire to convert the world.
- Danger of indifferentism.
- Our union with Christ should shine through our lives.
- Even though the Apostles doubt, they still worship. We should follow their example in times of doubt.
- We are not expected to do it on our own. Christ is with us always.

You can find the text of the Gospel reading for the Ascension of the Lord in Cycle A at the USCCB website.



Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 3rd Sunday of Easter

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on Luke 24:13-35, the Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday of Easter in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- The Five Books of Moses.
- The Old Testament is the foundation for the New Testament.
- Jesus fulfills the Old Testament.
- The New Testament is the surprise ending to the Old Testament.
- As Christians, we are to interpret the Old Testament through the light of Christ.
- This passage presents an outline of the Mass.
- After the Ascension, our main encounter with Jesus is through the Eucharist.
- Discerning the feelings of our heart.
- Jesus stays with the disciples because they ask.
- The disciples do not know what to do, but they prepare for the coming of the Lord through reflection and prayer.
- Do we have a burning desire to spread the Gospel?
- God might come to us through unexpected messengers.

You can find the text of the Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday of Easter in Cycle A at the USCCB website.