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Posts Tagged ‘Reflections on the coming Sunday’s Gospel’


 

 

“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Fourth Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 13:14, 43-52)   What we read in the Acts of the Apostles implies that Paul and Barnabas were inspired speakers who had a powerful effect on their listeners. They started out preaching mainly to Jewish people and converts to Judaism, but at this point ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 5:27-32, 40B-41)   Many commentators on the scriptures call the Acts of the Apostles the Acts of the Spirit and for good reason. The power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the early Church is chronicled throughout this book. The author wants it ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 5:12-16)   We know from many stories in the gospels that Jesus was a healer. Here we read that he passed on that power to the apostles: “Many signs and wonders were done among the people at the hands of the apostles. . . ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 10:34a, 37-43)   The Acts of the Apostles is regarded as a continuation of Saint Luke’s Gospel, completing the story of what happened after the resurrection. Peter speaks for the community and recounts the major events in the life of Jesus: his anointing with ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

AT THE PROCESSION WITH PALMS   A reading from the Gospel according to Luke (Chapter 19:28-40)   Luke tells us of a joyous procession of the followers of Jesus into Jerusalem. You would think, just from this reading, that Jesus is about to be accepted as the true Messiah, not crucified as a dangerous criminal. ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Lent

A reading from the Book of Exodus (Chapter 3:1-8a, 13-15)   This is the famous story of God speaking to Moses from a burning bush. God says to Moses, “‘Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. I am the God of your fathers, the God ...
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