Browsing the February 2022 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

8th Sunday in OT - February 27, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/23/22

Jesus the teacher presents lessons as insightful today as they were when he taught his disciples two thousand years ago.  In a few days we will be beginning the season of Lent, when we will be reminded of the lessons Jesus taught us as he anticipated his eventual death.  ... Read More »

7th Sunday in OT - February 20, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/16/22

Today Jesus tells us, love your enemies, challenging society’s values and even common sense.  Why should we love those who have or would harm us?  Probably, because one of the greatest gifts we can give is our mercy.  Obviously, we feel our enemy doesn’t deserve our mercy, but it ... Read More »

6th Sunday in OT - February 13, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/13/22

Just last week we heard Jesus call Peter, James, and John, telling them they would be fishing for other disciples, not for fish.  They left everything behind to follow him.  Today we hear Jesus make a different kind of call for transformation.  Jesus did not want those who are ... Read More »

5th Sunday in OT - February 6, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/02/22

In today’s gospel, Jesus had taught the crowds from Peter’s boat.  He asked him to do two things.  “Put out into deep water and lower your nets.”  Neither of which Peter would normally do.  He must have been quite impressed by this stranger’s teaching to do either one.  The ... Read More »