The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings Today’s Gospel can be a confusing one, perhaps even a little difficult to hear.  It’s very disconcerting to see Jesus as being callous to his mother and not receiving her when she came to visit.  But our gut – or rather our faith – tells us that Jesus and Mary had a relationship… Continue reading The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s Gospel can be a confusing one, perhaps even a little difficult to hear.  It’s very disconcerting to see Jesus as being callous to his mother and not receiving her when she came to visit.  But our gut – or rather our faith – tells us that Jesus and Mary had a relationship that transcended… Continue reading The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This particular Gospel reading is sometimes difficult to hear, because I think it’s out of context enough that we could get the wrong idea about the relationship between Jesus and Mary.  It almost seems as if Jesus doesn’t care about his mother, and his brothers – whoever they were – that’s a can of worms… Continue reading The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings: Zechariah 2:14-17; Luke 1:46-55; Matthew 12:46-50                I almost don’t like it when we read this particular Gospel reading, because I think it’s out of context enough that we could get the wrong idea about the relationship between Jesus and Mary.  It almost seems as if Jesus doesn’t care about his mother, and… Continue reading The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary