Sunday Soundbite for September 20, 2020
Life often isn’t fair, and people frequently blame God for that. But in terms of Jesus’ story from today’s Gospel, God’s fairness is different from ours.
Sunday Soundbite for September 13, 2020
We all must examine our consciences. How often would you or I forgive an offense from the same person? “As many as seven times?” as Peter asks.
Sunday Soundbite for September 6, 2020
Jesus’ plan for dealing with someone in the community who sins urges us to begin “one on one,” so as to minimize the embarrassment or good reputation of the person.
Sunday Soundbite for August 30, 2020
For us, the challenge of the gospel remains real. We want to save face, keep from rocking the boat, avoid the embarrassment of taking an unpopular stand. But at what cost?
Sunday Soundbite for August 23, 2020
Matthew sees Jesus as a new Moses, who went up the mountain to teach the new Law and envisioned a relationship of mutual respect and responsibility for all in the Church community.
Sunday Soundbite for August 16, 2020
In today’s Gospel reading Matthew relates a story that shows how a mission to the Gentiles could still respect the historical role of Israel in first hearing the Good News.