Every parent with teenagers or teacher who works with adolescents can relate to the father who calls his two sons to work in the vineyard.
…am I not free to do as I wish with my own money”. Who is responsible for all we have? That should be our focus.
In response to all that Jesus has said about forgiveness, Peter, in Matthew’s gospel, asks how many times one must forgive a brother…seven times?
One of the human reactions to possible conflicts is silence, yet Jesus tells us that we must actively seek to reach out and correct others.
The fact that Roman Catholics are so richly blessed is not for our own sakes or merit but is, in fact, a call to share our abundant riches with the world.
Who do you say that I am?
One is reminded of the four blind men who went to the circus. The question arose, “What does an elephant look like?”
This gospel is one of the most difficult passages to understand! Jesus, who is concerned for the poor, the sick, and the outcast, seems to ignore or reject this woman in her need.
The gospel depicts an extra-ordinary, supernatural, occurrence. Jesus, in order to reunite with the disciples, who were fishing, came walking toward them on the water.
In today’s scripture readings Jesus is revealed very clearly as the link between human and divine.
I remember learning about similes and metaphors in Grade 9 English class. The teacher used Shakespeare as her model but this Sunday’s Gospel reading is rich in examples.