Fr. Dennis Moorman, MM, who serves in Brazil, wrote the following reflection which was published in A Maryknoll Liturgical Year: Reflections on the Readings for Year B, available from Orbis Books.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Marilyn Kott in Brazil reflects on the lessons the Scriptures offer on experiencing and responding to anger.
When asked, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus replied: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this,’You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Mark 12: 29-31).
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Kathleen Bond in Brazil reflects on the saints among us on this holy day.
Maryknoll Father Ken Thesing, who served in Tanzania and Rome, reflects on the meaning of discipleship and following the example of Jesus.
Maryknoll Father James Kroeger reflects on what he calls the heart of mission – the compassion of God.
Dave Kane, a former Maryknoll Lay Missioner who continues to live and work in Brazil, reflects on the value of simplying our lives and investing in community.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Liz Mach reflects on upholding gospel values even when they contradict with cultural values.
Maryknoll Father Joseph Veneroso reflects on letting go of pride and living according to gospel values.
Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine, who served as Maryknoll Lay Missioners and continue to live in Mexico, reflect on the urgent need to proclaim a Gospel of peace and simplicity.
Fr. Mike Gilgannon, a priest with the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese who served alongside many Maryknoll missioners in the Andean region, reflects on the roles suffering and death play in our lives.
In this week's Gospel reading, Jesus uses actions more than words to teach us about love, respect, and compassion.