Sunday, February 13, 2011
I am no longer making posts, but if you would like to use this blog as a reading guide to the Gospel of Matthew, feel free. Just begin with the posts in August, 2010. I will be glad to answer questions or engage in dialogue if you wish to use the com box.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
One is a remnant from a very early papyrus copy, still in the original Greek.
The other is a medieval illumination, with a translation into Latin.
You have read the Gospel in English, either from a printed book, or perhaps online, with the assistance of a blog.
In all these forms, in season and out of season, the Gospel endures.
As you conclude this reflection on the Gospel, ask yourself the following questions:
- How have I been drawn closer to the person of Jesus?
- How has my faith in who Jesus is grow or changed?
- How has my understanding of the Gospel, as it is proclaimed in the liturgy, deepened?
- How has my understanding of how the Gospel was written, and how it has been passed down us, changed or deepened?
Monday, February 7, 2011
- Matthew’s gospel is the only one where Jesus first meets the apostles in Galilee, rather than in Jerusalem.
- The women go back to the tomb to finish the burial rites, which they could not perform on Friday due to the coming of the Sabbath.