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February 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

February 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

Today is the first Sunday of Lent

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/27/20

Today is the first Sunday of Lent.  As we begin this annual observance, the focus of the first and Gospel readings are on temptation.  Adam and Eve are tempted by the serpent in the Garden of Eden.  Jesus in tempted in the desert by the devil.  Though Adam and ... Read More »

“An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/20/20

Last week we heard Jesus tell his disciples, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.  I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.”  Indeed, we hear Jesus use the same words in today’s Gospel that the Torah uses in the first ... Read More »

...love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/12/20

Over the next two weeks we will hear an extended passage from Matthew’s gospel in which Jesus reinterprets the law, the ten commandments, for his disciples.  He challenges his followers to take it one step further, to do more than just follow the letter of the law.

The law ... Read More »

As parish administrator for St. James Parish...

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/12/20

As parish administrator for St. James Parish, my primary responsibility is to help you grow as disciples of Jesus and to equip you to go and make disciples of others which is really the mission statement of our parish community.  I am excited to share with you that our ... Read More »

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