Showing posts with label Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Love. 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.







Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on Matthew 5:38-48, the Gospel reading for 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- Jesus is the new lawgiver.
- The injunction "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" put a limit on retribution.
- Jesus goes further, instituting a whole new way of conduct.
- Three interpretations of not resisting evil done to us.
- Jesus tells us to return love for evil.
- Jesus offers the ultimate example of returning love for evil through his sacrifice on the Cross.
- We are to strive for being as perfect as our heavenly Father, not through our own strength, but through the help of Christ.

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