Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


Showing items for 'May 2011'

7th Sunday of Easter (June 5, 2011)

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

Depending on your diocese, this Sunday will either be the 7th Sunday of Easter or the Solemnity of the Ascension. Since I kinda liked the readings for the 7th Sunday, I took the easy way out! I liked the readings because of the selection from the Acts of the Apostles. Jesus had just ascended...

6th Sunday of Easter (May 29, 2011)

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I was really caught by one sentence in Sunday's Second Reading from First Peter: "Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope." Of course, that assumes one has hope in the first place. Given the afflictions affecting our world, our country, and our...

5th Sunday of Easter (May 22, 2011)

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

I just returned from a week at home with the folks, and thanks be to God, they are doing as well as can be expected for a pair of 86-year-olders. Dad's physical and mental health isn't the best, and Mom's health is iffy too, but they manage. There's a certain sweetness to their care for each...

4th Sunday of Easter (May 15, 2011)

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This coming Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday - so called because the Gospel in all three cycles speaks of Jesus as our Shepherd. In many places in this country, this is also a day of prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Just before leaving for vacation a week ago, a priest...

3rd Sunday of Easter (May 8, 2011)

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

I'm always amazed at how the Spirit works when it comes to these letters or reflections. I was sitting at the computer, with the screen open to the Scripture readings for this coming Sunday. The First Reading is Peter's speech to the people of Jerusalem immediately after the descent of the Holy...