Browsing the September 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

27th Sunday in OT - October 3, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/28/21

Today is not one of my favorite Gospels to speak about because it has to do with marriage.  Since many of us are single, never married, divorced, widowed, or in a same-sex marriage, we may feel the Good News today is not for us.  Human nature is imperfect, and ... Read More »

26th Sunday in OT - September 26, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/22/21

Whose side are you on?  This is a common refrain we find in relationships, politics, and society in general.   We disagree with each other and then we divide ourselves by where we stand on issues or by whom we want to associate with like Republican/Democrat/Liberal/Conservative/Pro vaccine/anti vaccine.  The church ... Read More »

25th Sunday in OT - September 19, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/17/21

Today’s readings can be quite unpleasant.  Envious instigator plot against the prophets and the future messiah, Jesus.  James explains that greed and envy are at the root of conflict between people.  Jesus again warns disciples that soon he will be handed over to people intending on killing him. 

The ... Read More »

24th Sunday in OT - September 12, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/09/21

Return and Rejoice!!  This weekend marks the beginning of our theme for this coming year.  Kids and young people are back in school, college, and soon to be in our religious education program.  While these are steps toward normalcy, we know the fight against the COVID-19 virus is not ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in OT - September 5, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/01/21

On this Labor Day weekend, which often marks the end of summer, we take a welcome rest from our labors.  Whether that be in a factory or field, store or office, school or home, we take time out for the one who promised that his yoke is easy and ... Read More »