Matthew 1.18-25 | Advent 4B

Miriam, Hey, Miriam. there’s someone at the gate. Can you see who it is? I’m starting to fit a plow together. Matthew, a tax collector, you say. Tell him to come back next month. I’ll have finished the roof and stairs in Sepphoris and have some money then. What? not a tax collector. Oh, Matthew, it’s you. Sorry, don’t you know tax collectors, and all that. Please. Sit there while I finish up. There’s some water for your hands and feet…

Matthew 22.34-46 | Pentecost 21 Year A

John Michael Gutierrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘LoveContinue reading “Matthew 22.34-46 | Pentecost 21 Year A”

Matthew 21.(23-27) 28-32 | Pentecost 17

John Michael Guiterrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?” 24Continue reading “Matthew 21.(23-27) 28-32 | Pentecost 17”

Matthew 16.13-28 | Pentecost 12

John Michael Gutierrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others JeremiahContinue reading “Matthew 16.13-28 | Pentecost 12”

Matthew 13.31-33, 44-50 | Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

John Michael Guiterrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is theContinue reading “Matthew 13.31-33, 44-50 | Eighth Sunday after Pentecost”

Matthew 10.34-42 | Pentecost 4

John Michael Gutierrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against herContinue reading “Matthew 10.34-42 | Pentecost 4”

Matthew 17.1-9 | Transfiguration A

John Michael Guiterrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mathew 1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and hisContinue reading “Matthew 17.1-9 | Transfiguration A”

Matthew 4.12-22 | Epiphany 3A

John Michael Gutierrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill whatContinue reading “Matthew 4.12-22 | Epiphany 3A”

Matthew 1.18-25 | Advent 4A

John Michael Gutierrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 HerContinue reading “Matthew 1.18-25 | Advent 4A”