Seek to be called Friend

May 5, 2018

What is our relationship to Jesus?  In the last meal Jesus would eat with the disciples before his death on the cross, Jesus tells them that he considers them his friends.  So, too, we who follow Jesus are called his friends.  What does that mean for our life in the Christian faith?
Gospel reading:  John 15:4-17


Seek the Shepherd

April 20, 2018

This Sunday, we remember and celebrate that Jesus is the good shepherd, willing to lay down his life for us. Today we hear the famous words of the 23rd Psalm, words that many find meaningful. 
Reading:  Psalm 23


Seek the Unexpected

April 13, 2018

The surprise of Easter is that Jesus is alive, resurrected from the dead!  Jesus' best friends are amazed--and yet, have some questions and wonderings about this.  How about you?  What do you wonder about?  Jesus doesn't scold the disciples for their questions, but patiently invites them to watch and see. 
Gospel reading: Luke 24:36b-48


Seek Peace

April 6, 2018

  Ever felt like your whole world has come crashing down around you?  That's where the disciples are on Easter evening....and they've locked themselves in the house because they're so worried and scared.  What happens next is pretty remarkable!
Gospel reading:  John 20:-19-21


Seek the one who rolls away the stone

March 31, 2018

    The women approach Jesus' grave, wondering who will roll away the grave stone for them, as they have brought spices to anoint his body.  To their amazement the stone is rolled away...and they learn even more amazing news.  Jesus is risen from the dead!  But what will they do with this amazing news?   Maybe what we least expect. 

Gospel reading:  Mark 16:1-8


Seek the Cross

March 29, 2018

   On Good Friday, we hear the story of Jesus in his last hours.  The full reading of this account in the gospel of John can be found in chapters 18:1-19:42.


Seek to Love

March 28, 2018

     What does it mean to love one another?  How do we begin to show love?  Jesus gives us some clues as on this night, before he is arrested with the help of a disciple Judas, he washes the feet of his friends, his disciples. 
     Gospel reading:  John 13:12-34


Seek the one on the donkey

March 23, 2018

     Why does Jesus choose to ride a donkey on Palm Sunday?  A horse would certainly be more majestic; a camel would imply being part of wealthy caravan; even an ibex has a hint of the exotic.  But a stubborn, independent, homely creature?  What does Jesus choice say about him and about us?

   Gospel reading:  Mark 11:1-11


Seek to know by heart

March 16, 2018

What do you know by heart?  In this 5th Old Testament covenant, God promises to give the people a different way to understand the divine.  God will write the holy law in their hearts, and they can choose to live together in harmony and peace.  

  Old Testament reading:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

Seek God’s help

March 9, 2018

Have you ever asked God for help in a time of trouble?  Here, the Israelites leaving Egypt are in a bad situation.  They are surrounded by poisonous snakes, that they believe are a consequence of their grumbling against God.  God promises that if they look on a bronze serpent Moses created, that they will live.  Jesus references this story, comparing himself to this bronze snake.  As Jesus is lifted up on the cross, people can look to him and be saved from sin. 
   Old Testament reading:  Numbers 21:4-9
   Gospel reading:  John 3:14-21