Daily Inspiration from JesuitPrayer.org

Lk 12: 32-48 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, […]

Daily Inspiration from JesuitPrayer.org

St. Ignatius of Loyola Lk 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds […]

Bishop Barron’s Gospel Reflection

Luke 12:13–21 Friends, today in our Gospel, Jesus tells of a rich man who has been so successful that he doesn’t have enough space to store his harvest. So he tears down his barns and builds bigger ones. But that very night, he dies—and all of it comes to naught. “Thus will it be for […]

Gospel Reflection from Notre Dame

Hon. Michael A. Ferguson ’92 ND Parent This is one of my favorite gospel passages—the gentle and consoling Jesus, encouraging Martha to slow down, and Mary, sitting at Jesus’ feet, focusing her serene gaze on him. This passage challenges me to take a supernatural view of the many important things which fill my days and […]

Daily Inspiration from JesuitPrayer.org

Lk 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to […]

Bishop Barron’s Gospel Commentary

Luke 10:38–42 Friends, today’s Gospel inspires protests more than almost any other that I’ve preached on. “Hey Bishop, I think Martha gets a bum rap.” And for centuries the story has been read that Martha represents the “active” life and Mary the “contemplative” life. I would like to stress that the active/contemplative reading of the […]

Gospel Reflection from Notre Dame

Suzanne Shanahan Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director Center for Social Concerns As an experienced migration and refugee policy teacher, I have long appreciated this parable’s clear call to social action. With more than 95 million people forcibly displaced from homes worldwide, I have been continually perplexed by individuals, communities, companies, and countries who ignore […]

Daily Inspiration from JesuitPrayer.org

Lk 10: 25-37 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your […]

Bishop Barron’s Gospel Reflection

Luke 10:25–37 Friends, our Gospel today is one of the best-known of Jesus’ parables, the story of the Good Samaritan. Every story, parable, illustration, and exhortation is, at the end of the day, a picture of the Lord. In one of the great windows of Chartres Cathedral, there is an intertwining of two stories, the […]

Gospel Reflection from Notre Dame

Patrick Clark ’09 Ph.D. When I started teaching Sunday school, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I would spend Saturday afternoons researching topics, making detailed lesson plans, and printing out illustrated handouts. All too aware of the importance, I fretted over whether the students were growing in their faith. Looking back, I see […]