Browsing Reflecting on the Gospel, Virtues and Values

September 3, 2017 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 8/30/17

Gospel   Mt 16:21-27  Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself. A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be ... Read More »

August 27, 2017

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 8/24/17

THEME: World Refugees & Migration Day 2017

The Holy See sets aside this Sunday as a special commemoration for Refugees and Migrants. You can view Pope Francis' message for the 103rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees here: "Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless" Scripture: Gospel  Mt 16:13-20 A reading ... Read More »

Gentleness -- December 25, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/22/16

Virtue of Gentleness!  --  December 25, 2016  --  Christmas

Merry Christmas!  Let us rejoice in God, our Savior! 

We begin a new liturgical season with Christmas that will carry us through to the feast of Baptism of the Lord.  Our focus this week is on the virtue of Gentleness.

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Love -- December 18, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/22/16

Virtue of Love!  --  December 18, 2016  --  Fourth Sunday of Advent

We end the season of Advent this week.  It is fitting that the theme is Love which is the fullest realization given to us in the person of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is God’s love poured out upon ... Read More »

Joy -- December 11, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/22/16

Virtue of Joy!  --  December 11, 2016  --  Third Sunday of Advent

We are half way through Advent. The Church sees fit to add a week of joy on the Third Sunday.  We have an opportunity to delve into this fruit of the Spirit.   

JOY. In spiritual literature, the ... Read More »

Peace--December 4, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/22/16

Virtue of Peace!  --  December 4, 2016  --  Second Sunday of Advent

 We began Advent with the virtue of hope.  Now we will discover how to practice peace.  As an individual or members of a family and even as members of community local and global, we all long for ... Read More »

Hope--November 27, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/22/16

Virtue of Hope!  --  November 27, 2016  --  First Sunday of Advent

Last week, we looked at integrity.  This week past weekend we celebrated thanksgiving. May we carry the spirit of giving thanks throughout the coming year. Let us offer hearts that are: Thankful for the gift of life, ... Read More »

Integrity--November 20, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/22/16

Our Virtue this week is Integrity! --      November 20, 2016

Last week, we looked at wisdom.  This week, we will explore integrity.

INTEGRITY. Honesty or trustworthiness. The quality of being virtuous. Wholeness of character without duplicity or internal conflict of interests. (Etym. Latin integrare, to make whole; to present ... Read More »

Wisdom--November 13, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/10/16

Our Virtue this week is Wisdom!  --      November 13, 2016

I hope you are checking out our virtues each week. Last week, we looked at faith and how to gain trust in confidence in God.  This week, we will explore wisdom, this spiritual gift of the Holy Spirit is ... Read More »

Faith--November 6, 2016

Posted by Dr Margaret McKinnon on 11/03/16

Our Virtue this week is Faith!       --      November 6, 2016

I hope you were able to practice the virtue of goodness last week that after studying about Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector who desired turn around his life and do good by returning what didn’t belong to him and ... Read More »