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Sharing the Word for July 6, 2020 – Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Jesus exercises power over death and illness. He calmly cures the sick and raises the dead. In the midst of ferment he puts things right.

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Sharing the Word for July 4, 2020

Good times are part of God's plan for his people. No matter how grim the present reality may be, God somehow provides a happy ending.

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Sharing the Word for July 3, 2020

The reality of the resurrection is one of the cornerstones of our Christian faith. If we don't believe that Jesus has risen from the dead nothing else makes any sense.

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Sharing the Word for July 2, 2020

Jesus is still powerful today. He still forgives sins and reaches out to the sick. All he requires from us is confidence in his power.

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Sharing the Word for July 1, 2020

The lesson that we need to learn is that being made free in Christ is far better than hanging on to our comfortable old demons.

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Sharing the Word for June 30, 2020

Jesus’ care and concern for the lives of his apostles reminds us that God is not a billion miles away somewhere in the sky. He is with us and within us--watching and caring for us.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for June 29, 2020 – Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Saints Peter and Paul didn't seem that they were going to amount to much at the beginning of their stories. But Jesus can make something of us all.

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Sharing the Word for June 27, 2020

The narrative of the centurion's servant is instructive because it teaches us that while Jesus' mission is primarily for the Jews, he is open to contact with others and has compassion for them.

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Sharing the Word for June 26, 2020

Jesus carries out miracles not just to help those in need, but to lead them to understand and accept his messianic teaching.

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Sharing the Word for June 25, 2020

The Babylonians captured Jerusalem, carried off its treasures, took its citizens into captivity, dismantled and burned the temple, and destroyed the city walls.

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