Entries by Jean Byerly

Maundy Thursday Reflection

This Maundy Thursday reflection comes to you during a very strange and difficult time for each of us as we seek to stay connected and to walk in faith to the cross and beyond. My heart is with each of you this night.

Palm Sunday

In truth on Palm Sunday we actually combine two liturgies, two holy days into one.  We start with the Palm Sunday liturgy and then, with the reading of the Passion we move into Good Friday as well.

Proper 19 Year B (Mark 8:27-38)

As we can see from the conversation between Jesus and Peter in today’s Gospel, Jesus’ ministry which began with such an outpouring of popularity, because of his personal charisma, his message of a new kingdom and his healing ministry, becomes harder for his disciples to comprehend when he starts talking about who he really was and what he had to do- i.e. suffer and die.

Proper 18 Year B (Mark 7)

Can you imagine a total stranger coming up to you, sticking his fingers into your ears, spitting and touching your tongue? And your own friends brought you to him!

Ephesians 6:10-20

Military language of battle and war to describe the Christian life isn’t exactly in vogue these days, not just because …

John 6:51-58

Through the lens of the last supper, the Church has interpreted Jesus’ long dialogue in John 6 as proof of his presence in the Holy Meal, the Holy Communion.

John 6:24-35

Day after feeding of the masses-large following-want to make him king- miracle makes crowd want more.