Browsing the October 2022 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

31st Sunday in OT - October 30, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/26/22

If any of you are vertically challenged, you know what it means to not see over someone's head in church, at a theatre, or some athletic event.  In today’s Gospel, Zacchaeus, a short in stature tax collector, has to climb a tree in order to see Jesus.  We likely ... Read More »

30th Sunday in OT - October 23, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/20/22

In today’s Gospel we hear Jesus tell us that those who exalt themselves will be humbled and that those who humble themselves will be exalted.  Our presence at Mass testifies that we are humbled before God.  Acknowledging that ultimately we are dependent on God for all that we have ... Read More »

29th Sunday in OT - October 16, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/12/22

Persistence and perseverance are the words of today, as each reading teaches the importance of these virtues in carrying out God’s will.  In Exodus, Moses must persist in raising his arms and holding the staff of God in order for Joshua to defeat the enemy in battle.  Paul instructs ... Read More »

28th Sunday in OT - October 9, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/07/22

Last week we heard the disciples ask Jesus to increase their faith.  Jesus told them that even faith the size of a mustard seed could uproot a tree and plant it in the sea.  Today we hear Jesus tell the leper who returned to give thanks, “Your faith has ... Read More »