Browsing the September 2021 archive of The Pastor's Note
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/24/21
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus says in this Sunday's Gospel reading that whoever is not against us is for us. The reality of this often takes us by surprise in unexpected partners.
On the one hand, it can seem like someone is against us when really they are ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/17/21
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In this Sunday's readings, we face wickedness: jealousy destroying what is good, selfishness causing harm to others, and pride squashing those who get in the way.
The first scripture covers the evil doings of outsiders who oppressed the Israelite nation. In the Gospel reading, ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/10/21
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Sunday's second reading defines the doctrine of faith and works.
Works without faith, no matter how good the works are, don't get us into heaven. Some of us try to earn our way into God's heart by serving in church activities, saying all ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/03/21
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The readings for this Sunday show us God's concern for the disabled. How closely do we share in his concern for them?
We're all disabled, one way or another. We can have eyes that see and still be blind. In fact, the scripture from ... Read More »