Browsing the August 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

22nd Sunday in OT, August 29,2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 8/24/21

The greatest gift we all have and will ever receive is the gift of life itself.  That gift was given to us most directly by our parents, whose life in turn was given to them by their parents and so on.  But ultimately the author of all life, the ... Read More »

21st Sunday in OT - August 22, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 8/20/21

Today in our first reading Joshua asks the tribes of Israel which god they will serve.  He gives them three options.  The gods beyond the River are their distant ancestors gods, from before Abraham and Sarah.  Nostalgia would inspire this choice.  The gods of the Amorites are those of ... Read More »

Assumption of Mary - August 15, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 8/11/21

Today is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time of the church liturgical calendar.  This being August 15th, it is also the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This is also the meditation for the fourth decade of the joyful mysteries of the rosary.  At the end ... Read More »

19th Sunday in OT - August 8, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 8/09/21

Today we continue hearing Jesus explain to the disciples, the curious, and the skeptical, that he is the bread of life sent from heaven to give his body so that we may have life forever.  Often the First Reading from the Old Testament is foreshadowing what Jesus and His ... Read More »