Showing posts with label Incarnation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Incarnation. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - Most Holy Trinity

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on John 3:16-18, the Gospel reading for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- As the Easter season comes to an end, the Church is starting our long stretch of Ordinary Time with two solemnities - the feast of the Most Holy Trinity this Sunday and the Body and Blood of Christ next Sunday.
- Overview of the Catholic theology of the Holy Trinity.
- Overview of the theology of the Incarnation.
- The purpose of the Incarnation is twofold: 1) To reconcile humanity with God, 2) to open up a new channel of love for us to experience the love of the Holy Trinity.
- Christ draws us into the inner life of the Holy Trinity.
- The Sign of the Cross is our central symbol of the Holy Trinity.
- The Sign of the Cross shows the integral relationship between the Cross and the love dynamic of the Holy Trinity.
- The self-sacrificial love of Christ is the most profound revelation of God's love for us.
- We are called to the same self-sacrificial love.

You can find the text of the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity in Cycle A at the USCCB website.







Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 7th Sunday of Easter

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on John 17:1-11A, the Gospel reading for the 7th Sunday of Easter in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- God enters our human reality and accepts crucifixion for our salvation
- The glorification of Christ comes after the crucifixion. After enduring the suffering, he returns to his divine glory.
- God descends to our level in order to raise us to his level.
- We share in the glory of Christ. The eternal life we receive glorifies the Father.
- Eternal life vs existence.
- Christ is the only source of eternal life.
- In the Gospel of John, the word "world" stands for all that is fallen in creation.
- Since Pentecost, the Church has been the visible presence of Christ upon the earth.
- The Church is sent into the world to transform it.
- The transformation of the world is our mission.

You can find the text of the Gospel reading for the 7th Sunday of Easter in Cycle A at the USCCB website.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 5th Sunday of Easter

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on John 14:1-12, the Gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Easter in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- We see the divinity of Jesus throughout the Gospels.
- The theology of the Trinity.
- Jesus is the visible presence of the Trinity.
- Jesus is the only way, the only source of true restoration and eternal life.
- Jesus is the Messianic Bridegroom
- Embracing the Cross gives us peace in the midst of suffering

You can find the text of the Gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Easter in Cycle A at the USCCB website.