Connect! Sunday Reflections

“He Has Cast Down the Mighty From Their Thrones”

In today’s Gospel, power isn’t about business as usual. Jesus’ standards for leaders turn our standards of greatness upside down.

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Moving Closer to the Center

If love of God and love of neighbor feel at odds with your life, this Sunday’s Gospel invites you back to the center of what really matters.

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To Whom Do We Belong?

In the Sunday Gospel, Jesus invites us to “render unto Cesar” the possessions that belong to the world. But what does it mean to give God what is God’s?

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Gifts on God’s Terms

We have heard that God’s gifts are abundant, but what does it looks like to truly receive his invitation? Is it difficult to receive a gift on God’s terms?

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Harmony as God Intended

The friends who surround us and the virtues we choose affect whether or not we live in harmony with God, ourselves, and others.

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Obedience Based on Relationship

In the parable of the two sons, Jesus reminds us that to call ourselves his disciples, we must orient our lives in obedience to God’s will.

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Laboring in God’s Vineyard

The parable of the laborers in the vineyard shocks our sense of fairness, and challenges us to respond to God’s call with generosity.

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Hope and Healing in the Aftermath

Spiritual and emotional disasters touch us all. This Sunday, the Gospel asks us to consider the call to forgive in the aftermath.

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The Way of Little Sacrifices

When Jesus asks us to pick up our crosses daily, how prepared are we to sacrifice? This week, consider the little opportunities for love and surrender.

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Life with Conflicting Opposites

Christianity means living with dying and living and good and evil. How do these opposites affect the way we live and love?

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