Posts filed under: Scriptural Reflections

A Dominican Sister reflects that Jesus was executed on the cross because his message of love, equality, and care of the marginalized was considered a threat to the social establishment. Yet, it is through this message that we learn who God is and how God wants us to live....
A Dominican Friar (priest) encourages us to reverence work as spiritual. Work is understood beyond commonplace tasks. The spirituality of work teaches us that God is at work with us and that our work is not only for our own fulfillment and needs but also for each other....
A Dominican Sister reflects that Saint Rose is usually portrayed as a pious daughter, enduring rather extreme mortifications, and friend of the poor. Yet there is more to Rose. Have you thought of Rose as Prophet? So, we ask her to help us respond to the Mission of Jesus. ...
Two reflections focusing on the story of the Canaanite woman. One notes the challenge to see beyond our cultural biases; including white privilege. The other reflects that Jesus, like us, was a human being who learned and struggled to accept God’s will when it challenged his own cultural assumptions....
A Dominican Sister Theologian reflects that today’s readings tell us that whatever befalls us, whatever suffering we endure for the sake of justice, whatever the losses —we hear the message that we are God’s beloved daughters and sons, that through what we do and endure, we are being transfigured....
A Dominican Friar (priest) reflects on the Kingdom of Heaven. He notes that for three Sundays, the gospel readings have been parables about the kingdom of heaven. We have heard the Parables of the Sower, Weeds and Wheat, Mustard Seed, Yeast, Buried Treasure, Precious Pearl, and Dragnet....
A Dominican Friar (priest) reflects on the meaning and impact of parables. Parables make the truth concrete through a story picture which people can envision and understand. Parables begin with the familiar in order to teach something new. Parables enable a person to discover a truth or an idea....
A Dominican Friar (priest) reflects. I believe that the Kingdom of God is a state of consciousness. It is a deep human disposition whereby, with God’s grace, we try to become one with God and live according to God’s call. We discover God within ourselves and others....