Sunday, November 12, 2017

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


5 Wise Virgins

5 "wise virgins brought flasks of oil
with their lamps"
The oil of the 5 wise
is wisdom, the crown of the Holy Spirit
is loving, without possessing
is prudence for the glory of God alone
is entire offering of self
is preparedness because of God alone
"Stay awake
for you now neither the day nor the hour."

Sunday, November 5, 2017

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A



Look at ME

I'm on the chair to teach
I'll tell you what to do
It's a heavy burden
better carry it well
Here, let me put that
on your shoulder
Look at ME

Jesus says
Observe what is said
but do not follow that example
The greatest must be the servant
those who exalt themselves
will be humbled
That's the mercy of God
But humility gains exaltation
Look at JESUS

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A



The Trap part 2

Plotting to trap
Pharisees heard Sadducees
were silenced
So they gathered together
to test Jesus
with a SCHOLAR OF THE LAW
testing the Law itself- ha
"which law is the greatest?"
Forget the law, Jesus seems
to say- Go back to Basics
LOVE the Lord
with ALL your heart
with ALL your souls
with ALL your mind
then
Love your neighbor
as yourself
I must become re-minded
each day to be ALL IN Love
for God, Neighbor, self

JOY
Jesus
Others
You

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


The Trap, part 1

Plotting to trap
Pharisees joined with Herodians
Flattery
"We know you are a truthful man"
they said to THE TRUTH
"You are not concerned with anyone's opinion"
But they are concerned with His opinion
"Tell us what is your opinion?"
"Is it lawful to pay census tax?"
Who's Law?
Jewish Law?
Roman Law?
God's Law?
Jesus asks about Image
Whose Image?
We who are in the image of God
Coin in image of Caesar
Repay or Render to Caesar the tax
But give your entire self to God.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


Wedding Feast

Come to the feast
My King invited me
An invitation like this
comes once in a lifetime
I was busy and
didn't think I could
get away
so He invited everyone else
in town and surrounding cities
until the halls filled
He dressed them all
in wedding attire
our baptism into His
very family
but we must do the works of the sons
change my busy ways
attend the feast
become a son
go out as a son
to all the world.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


Vineyard Tenants

A Landowner created a vineyard
and leased it to tenants
Lovingly prepared with planted vines,
hedge, wine press and tower
At vintage he looked for produce
but the tenants
assaulted and killed all he sent
even His Son.
Rejected
Jesus has become the cornerstone
so that people who will
produce fruit
may produce fruit
These tenants did not give
the landowner his produce
These tenants killed those He sent
How could they have known
the blood spilt
was the very vintage
that could save them?