Scripture Reflection for Sunday October 19, 2014
In Sunday’s gospel Jesus gives us some good advise. In response to a challenging question He asks for a coin and says: “then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God” (MT 22:21). Is He suggesting that humanity and divinity are just different sides of the same coin?
At another time Jesus tells us if you love me you will follow my commandments. My question is does this advice rise to the level of a commandment? I would have to answer, no it does not. Then what are the commandments Jesus is talking about? I am convinced they are not the Ten Commandments given to Moses. In the following Sunday’s Gospel we are given two of those commandments to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. Do you think there are the others?
Synod on the Family
..”The archbishop quoted the opening of the council’s pastoral constitution on the church in the modern world, Gaudium et Spes, saying the synod wished to hear ‘the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the women and men of this age’.”
If you haven’t already been following the Synod on the Family taking place in the Vatican this past week, you can read about it by clicking on the above link.In hopes of generating a “Passionists’ discussion” on this I offer these two questions: (please respond by clicking on “comment” below) Of course you can disregard these questions and comment as you see fit. Thanks for your participation.
1. Are you encouraged with the Synod on the family thus far? Yes or No
2. Should we as Passionists be concerned with this synod? Yes or No
We are a community of laymen and laywomen who, with vowed Passionists, seek to share in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross through prayer, ongoing spiritual formation, and proclamation of the message of Christ Crucified.