Gospel Reflection: Zacchaeus and Jesus

The Gospel passage this Sunday is the passage where Jesus travels through Jericho and Zacchaeus the tax collector climbs into a tree to see Jesus.


The Tax Collector and the Pharisee

This weeks Gospel Reflection from St. Mary’s is on this Sunday Gospel taken from Luke 18:9-14.

Central is the parable of the tax collector and the pharisee.

Gospel Reflections – Corpus Christ

This weeks Gospel Reflection from St. Mary’s Priory in Cork is on Corpus Christi.

Gospel Reflections – Trinity Sunday

“On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ’s Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. On that day, the Holy Trinity is fully revealed. We have seen the true Light, we have received the heavenly Spirit, we have found the true faith: we adore the indivisible Trinity, who has saved us.” CCC

Gospel Reflections – Pentecost

The great Solemnity of Pentecost.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, “Human pride and egoism always create divisions, build walls of indifference, hate and violence. The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, makes hearts capable of understanding the languages of all, as he re-establishes the bridge of authentic communion between earth and heaven. The Holy Spirit is Love”.

Gospel Reflections – the Ascension

The great Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.

Our Holy Father Pope Francis tells us that, “the Ascension of Jesus into heaven acquaints us with this deeply consoling reality on our journey that in Christ, true God and true man, our humanity was taken to God. Christ opened the path to us. Jesus is the one eternal High Priest who with his Passion passed through death and the tomb and ascended into heaven. He is with God the Father where he intercedes for ever in our favour (cf. Heb 9:24).”