Browsing the October 2023 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

30th Sunday in OT - October 29, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/25/23

It’s easy to look forward and look kindly upon our family and friends and the neighbors and co-workers, and classmates we know.  In the same way it is easy to look away from or look down upon those who are strangers to us, especially those who seem most unlike ... Read More »

29th Sunday in OT - October 22, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/19/23

In today’s Gospel, some of the Pharisees seek to entrap Jesus, asking him a question designed to get him in trouble with either the religious or government authorities.  But Jesus finds a clever way to answer sensibly and safely.  Had Caesar heard his answer, he would have been pleased ... Read More »

28th Sunday in OT - October 15, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/11/23

Today we hear Jesus tell the story of a king who invites everyone he can find to a feast for his son.  Every Sunday, we are invited to a feast where we receive God’s Son.  Many weekends we take the invitation      for granted or see it only as some ... Read More »

27th Sunday in OT - October 8, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/03/23

Like the last few Sundays, the readings today speak of a vineyard.  It is an excellent time of the year to contemplate a vineyard, vines heavy with grapes waiting to be harvested.  But when Jesus speaks in parables, each element stands for something else.  The vineyard is our very ... Read More »