Showing posts with label Messiah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Messiah. Show all posts

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.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 5th Sunday of Lent

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on John 11:1-45, the raising of Lazarus, the Gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Lent in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- Belief in Resurrection at the time of Jesus.
- The last of the seven signs of Jesus.
- The fulfillment of the messianic signs.
- The difference in reanimation, resuscitation, and resurrection.
- The remaking of Creation.
- The inadvertent prophecy of Thomas.
- Keeping the door open to God's grace.
- The sacrifice of Lazarus.
- The dynamics of God's grace.
- Entering into Passiontide.

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


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 3rd Sunday of Lent

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on John 4:5-42, the Samaritan woman at the well, the Gospel reading for 3rd Sunday of Lent in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- The third Sunday of Lent is the beginning of the time of the Scrutinies.
- Jesus leads us into the fullness of truth.
- Who were the Samaritan and why were they hated?
- Jesus breaks social taboos to reach out to the Samaritan woman.
- The symbolic layer of meaning in this passage: Jesus, the Messianic bridegroom calls the Samaritans too into the new marriage covenant with God.
- Symbolism of the well and of water.
- How Jesus transforms the Samaritan woman's life.
- Worshiping in spirit and truth.
- What does Jesus mean that his food is to do the will of the one who sent him?
- How do the words of Jesus bear on the debate regarding faith vs works?

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