Browsing the September 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

27 OT - October 4, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/30/20

In our reading today they speak of harvesting grapes in a vineyard.  How appropriate as we are in fall, the harvest season.  Today is also the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  He saw God in all creation, animals as well as earth and sky.  Pope Francis is especially ... Read More »

26 OT - September 27, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/22/20

In today’s Gospel Jesus told a brief story about a father who had two sons.  Both of the sons were asked to go to work in the vineyard.  The first one quickly responded to do what his father told him.  But he never showed up to work.  He never ... Read More »

25 OT - September 20, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/17/20

In our first reading today from the prophet Isaiah he says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways.”  We can all testify to that.  Why doesn’t God see things my way?  Why doesn’t he just give me the things I ask for, like: healing ... Read More »

24 OT - September 16, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/10/20

On the calendar today it says it is Grandparents’ Day.  There’s an old saying, “Parents can not be everywhere, so God created grandparents.”  May God bless our grandmothers and grandfathers and godparents for the great gift that they are.

In today’s Gospel, Peter asks our Lord, “If my brother ... Read More »

23 OT - September 6, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/03/20

This is Labor Day weekend.  Often seen as the end of summer.  Where did the time go?  We honor all those who work to do the things that contribute to society whether in a factory, on a farm, in an office, at home, or together in building the Kingdom ... Read More »