We've heard the words of the Beatitudes so many times that they probably lose their scandalousness. I expect that the original hearers were probably saying the Aramaic version of "Say what?!" as Jesus talked about all those unlikely folks that were blessed.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 2-Feb-17”
The passage in Matthew for today quotes a part of Isaiah, saying, "The people who dwelled in darkness have seen a great light."
Usually, when we hear "a great light," we tend to think of something like a searchlight stabbing through the darkness, overpowering it with sheer force or a laser which cuts through even hardened steel.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Old Testament) for 26-Jan-20”
When Jesus was asked a question that showed the people who asked it were interested in knowing more about him, he simply replied, "Come and see."
There are a number of ways that we can see more of and understand more of Jesus and one of them is before us right now.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 19-Jan-20”
Today's gospel reading tells the story of Jesus' family fleeing for their safety into Egypt. It's not a hard story to understand. We have plenty of examples in our world today of people displaced by violence and the desire of people in power to stay in power.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 29-Dec-19”
In the gospel reading for today, Jesus tells John's disciples to tell John "what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor."… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 15-Dec-19”