Browsing the September 2018 archive of PastorsDesk

Pastor's Desk September 30, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/28/18

Who has authority … to speak for God? That is a question considered both in today’s first reading and Gospel. Jesus addresses the issue by stating “Whoever is not against us is for us.” However, it is sometimes difficult to discern who is really speaking in God’s name. Perhaps ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 23, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/21/18

Competition … can be fun and healthy. On the other hand, it can be negative and destructive. That seems to be what our Scriptures are telling us today. In the Gospel, the disciples argue about who is the greatest. The first reading from Wisdom speaks about plans to harm ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 16, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/14/18

Who do you say … that Jesus is? That’s the question posed to Peter in today’s Gospel. Peter responds, “You are the Christ!” Who is Jesus to us, and what does it mean to follow him? Today’s Gospel tells us that following Jesus means putting our faith in action, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 9, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/07/18

How open are we … to God’s word and presence? Both today’s first reading and Gospel address this idea. Isaiah talks about the eyes of the blind being opened, and the ears of the deaf being cleared. In the Gospel, Jesus heals a deaf man. Beyond the physical healing ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 2, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/05/18

  Laws, rules, regulations … what’s our attitude about them? Do they restrict or free us? God’s laws are meant to be helpful. But our attitude is also important. This is what Jesus addresses in today’s Gospel. Let’s keep God’s laws with an open heart and receptive spirit, knowing ... Read More »