Friday, August 11, 2017

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


Truly, the Son of God

The host fed all
Saw them off
12 boated away
He climbed the mountain
for evening prayer alone
3 am He began walking
toward them
down the mountain, plains
and onto the water
over the tempest sea
"Take Courage, it is I
Do not be afraid"
He called to those terrified.
"Come"
He called to Peter, who then
walked with Him
over waves
then sinking due to
little faith,
Peter cried out
"Lord Save Me"

Fed-Prayer-Miracle-Salvation-Faith-Trust

Monday, August 7, 2017

August 6, The Transfiguration

The Transfiguaration by Raphael


Go Figure

They figured
they were taking a walk
up a mountain
with friends
not expecting Him
to be transfigured.
They had to
reconfigure their plans.
St Peter knew "it is good that we are are here."
Only later when He was
disfigured
at the cross
and then refigured in resurection
could St. Peter say he was
"an eyewitness of His majesty. For He received honor
and glory from God the Father."(1)

Poem based on the gospel of St. Matthew 17:1-9
(1) 2 Peter 1:16-19

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday Gospel

The Catholic liturgy is a three year cycle. We are currently in year A which focuses on the gospel of St. Matthew. Year B focuses on St. Mark, year C focuses on St. Luke. St John's gospel is part of each year A, B and C and does not have it's own year.

Over the last several years, the kids and I have created artwork with a bible verse from each of Sunday's gospels. We rotate these weekly to try to memorize a verse, as well as to see the connection between each Sunday's gospel.



This year, since the artwork and verse cards were finished, I started writing a poem for each Sunday's gospel.

Both of these are ways to meditate and understand more the gospel.

July 30, 2017
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
St. Matthew 13:44-52

Pearl

Oh Pearl!
I have found you.
You are of great price
So I joyfully
sell all,
all I have,
to buy you.
I have been searching
searching for fine pearls.
Like the treasure,
buried,
found,
I sell all
to buy that field.
Oh Pearl of great price!
This is the kingdom of heaven:
-Found
-All Given
-Joy!