Thoughts on the Gospel for the Twenty fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rulers and Governors

First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,
petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
for kings and for all in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life
in all devotion and dignity.
This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
who wills everyone to be saved I Timothy 2:1-2 By the reign of Nero (54-68 AD) the Empire had begun to harass and soon to kill the disciples of the Prince of Peace.    Neither the Roman officials nor the Roman population generally liked or approved of the new religion.  Philosophers considered its doctrine of the resurrection and its claim that Jesus would return in glory not so much mistaken as scandalous naive.   In this environment Christians were convenient scapegoats ...
Read More...

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

When the New Life Began Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word. Luke 1:38 The turning of the times from futility to fulfilment may be seen as the ...
Read More...