By Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to the third one talent, according to their abilities. The one…
By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate
Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63:2-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
Today’s readings all speak of Wisdom and being “wise.”
When I was young, I mostly associated the word wisdom with “book learning”; going to school and being smart. As I grew, I saw how this definition…
By Sr Rosalee Burke ND
Sunday we ask to be counted among the Saints—to be holy! It is easy to forget the struggle we must endure to truly be holy. We can slip into the easy way to do things.
God invites us to clear our minds and look at…
By Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the…
by Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate
A denarius featuring Tiberius. The inscription on the obverse reads Ti [berivs] Caesar Divi Avg [vsti] F [ilivs] Avgvstvs (“Caesar Augustus Tiberius, son of the Divine Augustus “), the reverse reads Pontif [ex] Maxim [us] (“Highest Priest”).
Matthew 22: 15-21
Jesus is approached by the Pharisees and Herodians hoping…
by Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate
We received the invitation to the wedding feast —an invitation to the Kingdom of God. When we say “yes” and put on the required white robe that we received at Baptism, we are saying “yes” to follow the baptismal call to be disciples of Jesus….
By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate
This Sunday’s readings focus on the vineyard, and producing fruit. Jesus is very direct in his words that “the kingdom of God will be taken away and given to a people that will produce its fruit.” It’s easy to compare this to God…
by Sr Mary Hlas ND
Today’s Gospel (Matthew 21:28) has us seeing two sons who were asked by their father to: “Go out and work in the vineyard today.” The first son refused but later went to work in the vineyard. The second son agreed to work in the…
By Mary Toline, Notre Dame Associate
In this parable Jesus told his disciples that the Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. The laborers agreed to work for their usual daily wage and later other laborers showed up…
by Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate
In today’s Gospel, Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive a debtor and we hear the story of generous forgiveness and not-so-generous examples of how we can forgive others and ourselves.
Some time ago I came across a short poem about anger…