Bob's Beanfield

Dr. Bob Sawicki

What is God calling you to do that may seem trivial or insignificant, but may just be the most important thing you'll do in your life? Here we'll explore topics important to Catholics, we'll hear commentary on the Sunday Scriptures, and we'll learn about life in the fourth quarter. read less
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The 2nd Sunday of Easter -- April 7, 2024
02-04-2024
The 2nd Sunday of Easter -- April 7, 2024
The celebration of the Easter Season last far beyond the actual day of Easter itself, just as Christmas is celebrated long after December 25. Today, we also have the joy of celebrating a relatively new feast, that of Divine Mercy. If you are not familiar with the devotion to Divine Mercy, I would encourage you to read more about St. Faustina Kowalska, to whom Jesus appeared to give us assurance that His Mercy was and always will be greater than our sins. Let us remember to ask for that Mercy always! Dr. Kreeft gives us two different reflections on the gospel reading today, which is from the end of the Gospel of John, and includes the story we often refer to as doubting Thomas. One reflection is based on that part of the story, and the other on the ending of the Gospel. The time marks are as follows: 0:00                 Introduction 2:42                 First Reading 3:41                 Commentary on First Reading 14:14               Responsorial Psalm 15:31               Commentary on Responsorial Psalm 22:46               Second Reading 23:55               Commentary on Second Reading 28:43               Gospel 30:50               Commentary 1: on St. Thomas the Apostle 51:04               Commentary 2: on St. John’s summary of his Gospel (John 20:31) 1:06:00            Conclusion
The Fourth Sunday in Lent -- March 10 2024
05-03-2024
The Fourth Sunday in Lent -- March 10 2024
You know that relationships are hard. Of all the relationships humans enter in to, the most intimate, the most satisfying, and the most challenging, is marriage. How about our relationship with God? Well, guess what? God wants our relationship with Him to be even deeper than our human marriages. How have we responded to that proposal so far in our lives? How did the people of the Bible respond? How did God respond back? Today we have 2 reflections on the Gospel. At the beginning of the first one is a description of what each is about. There is a timeline at the end of the show notes if you want to skip over one of the reflections. Note that Scripture readings are from the Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition, Copyright Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., used with permission. Commentary copyright Peter Kreeft, published by Word on Fire, used with permission. Intro                                                    0:00 First Reading                                       2:44 Commentary on First Reading            5:07 Responsorial Psalm                             13:43 Commentary on Psalm                       14:56 Second Reading                                  25:46 Commentary on Second Reading       26:50 Gospel                                                 35:55 First Commentary on Gospel              37:18 Second Commentary on Gospel         48:02 Conclusion                                          1:01:14