Browsing the February 2023 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

1st Sunday of Lent - February 26, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/22/23

Just as Jesus went into the desert for forty days, so we go into the desert of our Lenten season for forty days.   It would appear that the devil didn’t really know the Son of God too well.  Each temptation would have   been much more successful if he’d been ... Read More »

7th Sunday in OT - February 19, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/16/23

Our culture tends to value a show of strength and tends to assess our strength by the amount of force we have.  When someone hurts us, we are expected to fight back.  We say the anger is justified.  We say that the only way to teach the wrongdoer a ... Read More »

6th Sunday in OT - February 12, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/08/23

During this brief period between the season of Christmas and Lent we are invited to learn from Jesus the teacher.  This is the third of four consecutive Sundays when we hear passages from his Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus has gone up the mountain and sat down, and his ... Read More »