Sunday Soundbites

Sunday Soundbite for October 2, 2022

Oct 2, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Through giving ourselves to the Lord we can find ourselves doing great things with the Spirit’s help. Look at your own life today and see if you agree!

Sunday Soundbite for September 25, 2022

Sep 25, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
The figure of Abraham here in Luke’s Gospel helps us understand how it’s not riches in themselves that are bad; it’s how they’re used.

Sunday Soundbite for September 18, 2022

Sep 18, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Scripture scholars aren't exactly sure what this Gospel story is meant to show, but one explanation may be that Jesus wanted us to have our priorities straight about the use of wealth.

Sunday Soundbite for September 11, 2022

Sep 11, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Some Scripture commentaries suggest that Saint Luke aimed the ending of the prodigal son story at those in his own communities who wished to exclude some people from their Eucharist. Like the older brother, some in Luke’s faithful community may have resented the reconciliation of these wayward members.

Sunday Soundbite for September 4, 2022

Sep 4, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Jesus cautions his audience about the cost of discipleship. Jesus will embrace his cross completely, giving his all. We his followers must do the same. Jesus urges us to give our all, carrying our own cross and following after him.

Sunday Soundbite for August 28, 2022

Aug 28, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
In today's Gospel account Luke recalls a story of a time when Jesus was a table guest of a leading Pharisee. The Lord challenges his listeners—and his host—to allow others to take the seats of honor. They must welcome the poor, those who are disabled, those who cannot repay the invitation.

Sunday Soundbite for August 21, 2022

Aug 21, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
You’ve heard these “travel hints” found in today's Gospel for the discipleship road before: Enter by the narrow gate; be prepared for the Master’s coming; be open and flexible. Why? Because the Kingdom of God will include unexpected challenges.

Sunday Soundbite for August 14, 2022

Aug 14, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
In today’s Gospel, we’re seeing the many faces of the early Christians for whom Saint Luke preached and wrote the Gospel. They must have faced persecution from outside--a harsh baptism of fire--and divisions internally, as these first-century followers of Christ put his message into practice.

Sunday Soundbite for August 7, 2022

Aug 3, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Today’s Gospel is about preparedness, and having our priorities straight. Luke wanted his community to hear Jesus’ stern words about being prepared for the Master’s return. He also wanted them to hear Christ’s admonition about priorities. When more is entrusted to you, more will be expected.