Single and Religious, Vocation and Witness, Christ at the Center, Gospel Reflection 1.8.20

  • Father Matthew reflects on protestant discussions regarding the single life and serving the Lord; roots of single, consecrated, celibate life in Catholic religious. Blessings and challenges in all vocations.
  • How can your vocation bear witness to Christ, in every stage of life? Being alone doesn’t require loneliness. 
  • Struck by a reading from last week, Father Matthew shares what moved him from among the powerful verses of the Gospel of Saint John. It’s true, we are broken – but Christ saves us!
  • Today’s Gospel reading reminds Father Matthew of a story of a New Jersey high school’s solution to the problem of absenteeism which stemmed from bullying.