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Eye Witness Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/4LentRCIA031118/reflections_foley.html Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley Topics: Healing , Jesus , Darkness , Belief Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on Jesus' cure of a blind man (John 9:1-41), whose soul was healed along with his eyes. The Pharisees blind themselves against the truth as they struggle to maintain their status. Eye Witness Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/4LentA032617/reflections_foley.html Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley Topics: Spiritual Blindness , Lent Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on John 9:1-41, reminding his readers that one can have full use of the faculty of sight, and still be blind to the deeper truths of the world. Layers of Wisdom Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/17OrdA073017/reflections_foley.html Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley Topics: Love , Wisdom , Treasure , Hope Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12, Psalm 119, Romans 8:28-30, and Matthew 13, focusing on the theme of wisdom. Ascension Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/AscensionA2017/reflections_foley.html Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley Topics: Ascension , Spirituality , Holy Spirit , Grace Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on John 17:1-11, writing that the ascension of Jesus is both a shock and a blessing. Jesus consoles us with the words of his prayer and the promised gift of the Holy Spirit.... Innocence in the Midst of Evil Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/EpiphanyB010718/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Epiphany , Herod , Light , Magi Source: The Sunday Website John Foley calls the visit of the magi (Matthew 2:1-12) "a classic story about innocence in the midst of evil." It is also about hope because we can look to the light of the Christ child. Stay for a While Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/AscensionB051318/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Love , Jesus , Ascension , Spirit Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on Acts 1:1-11 and Ephesians 1:17-23 which wrestles with feeling abandoned in the wake of Jesus' ascension. Rather than being absent, Foley notes, Jesus is even more present through the Spirit and Eucharist. Fear Factor Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/33OrdA111917/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Love , Parable , Talent , Fear Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30, examining it through the lens of fear and love; the investment of love is a risk, a risk that God delights in. Brilliant Suffering Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/2LentA031217/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Transfiguration , Divinity of Christ , Jesus Christ's humanity Source: The Sunday Website John Foley talks about Jesus' transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-19) as a way for Jesus to reassure them (and us) that suffering and death actually fulfill his divinity. They are God’s love shining forth. Wait and Be Small Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/3AdvA121116/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Advent , Patience , Humility , Waiting Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on Isaiah 35:1-6, Matthew 11:2-11, and James 5:7-10. He explores the patience of Jesus and Mary and encourages us to grow in patience and humility. Contradictions Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/13OrdA070217/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Life , Death , Gift , Paradox Source: The Sunday Website John Foley comments on "flat-out contradictions" in Scripture (paradoxes and miracles might be more accurate terms). E.g., "Those who lose their life for my sake will find it" (Matthew 10:39). Layers of Wisdom Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/17OrdA073017/reflections_foley.html Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God , Wisdom , God's Love Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on the "common sense wisdom" in the parables of Matthew 13:44-52. What does common sense urge us to do when we get a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven? Love and death Sermon (Complete) by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/5LentRCIA031818/reflections_foley.html Sermon (Complete) by John Foley Topics: Death , Love , Jesus , Lazarus Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on why Jesus did not go quickly to heal Lazarus when he was dying (John 11:1-45). The love of God holds Lazarus even in death and in his case leads to life again. Full Text Hymns on John Foley Come to the Water©
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The Way Sermon Starter/Outline by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterA051417/reflections_foley.html Sermon Starter/Outline by John Foley Topics: Jesus , Disciples of Christ , Trinity , God's Love Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on Jesus' exchange with his disciples in John 14:1-12, particularly focusing on the disciples' responses, and what Jesus is ultimately trying to communicate: God’s infinitely loving presence. The Man Who Would Be King Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/PassionA040917/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Jesus , Palm Sunday , King Source: The Sunday Website John Foley examines Palm Sunday readings—Matthew 21:1-11, 26:14-27:66, Isaiah 50:4-7, Philippians 2:6-11—which reveal what kind of kingship Jesus embodies; not publicity and grandeur, but giving himself for others, suffering even unto death. Love and Death Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/5LentA040217/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Death , Lent , Love , Jesus Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on the resurrection of Lazarus (John 11:1-45), arguing that death does not negate life, but rather brings us even further into the love of God. Behold the Lamb of God Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/3OrdA012217/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Light , Incarnation , Christmas Source: The Sunday Website John Foley shares a reflection on Isaiah 8:22-9:3 and Matthew 4:12-23. Like a candle, Jesus is a kindly light that draws us. The great light made itself small for us by coming as a baby. Eye Witness Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/4LentA032617/reflections_foley.html Commentary/Exegesis by John Foley Topics: Lent , Healing , Work of Jesus Christ , Miracles Source: The Sunday Website John Foley looks at the story of Jesus and the Blind man in this article. He points out how the blind man was not just given sight, but was given sight to see who Jesus is. Blessed Are You, If... Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/4OrdA012917/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Beatitudes , Blessing , Love , Honor Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on Matthew 5:1-12 and wonders why Jesus pronounces the troubled people blessed. Could it be because riches and honor can lure us far from God and Jesus—and from our real selves? Responding Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/3OrdB012118/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Jesus , God's Will , Jonah , Discipleship Source: The Sunday Website John Foley's reflection sees in Jonah 3:1-5, 10 and Mark 1:14-20 different ways of responding to God. Jonah ran away, the disciples ran towards Jesus almost blindly. Either way, God will pursue and teach us love. Love and Death Devotional by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/5LentA040614/reflections_foley.html Devotional by John Foley Topics: Death , Love , Jesus , Lazarus Source: The Sunday Website John Foley invites us to spiritual reflection of John 11:1-45, to reflect on death, love, and Jesus' understanding of the relationship between the two.