Browsing the October 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

31st Sunday in OT - October 31, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/28/21

The first reading for Deuteronomy today provides a bit of the context of the original formulation of the two great commands Jesus gave to us in the gospel.  Unlike Jesus, Moses is not responding to a question.  He is wrapping up his presentation of the terms of the covenant ... Read More »

30th Sunday in OT - October 24, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/21/21

As what happened in last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus asks the same questions to Bartimaeus, the blind beggar as he asked James and John, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The apostles, not seeing what they were asking for, ask for glory in the kingdom, one on ... Read More »

29th Sunday in OT - October 17, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/18/21

What if Jesus asked you, “What do you wish me to do for you?”  Perhaps our request would be for health, or a new job, or find me a spouse or a new friend, or that we would win the lottery.  He did ask in the Gospel today, what ... Read More »

28th Sunday in OT - October 10,2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/06/21

Living as a disciple of the Lord was never seen as a piece of cake, but a real daunting task.  Jesus challenges us and the way we live our lives.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks the eager young man to do two things to inherit eternal life.  The first ... Read More »