Scripture: Ephesians 4:32-5:8Luke 13:10-17 Reflection: The requirements of faith don’t get any more real than what we hear proclaimed in today’s scripture that picks up on yesterday’s Sunday readings. It really upset the synagogue leaders that Jesus would dare to cure the crippled woman on » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 22:20-261 Thessalonians 1:5c-10Matthew 22:34-40 Reflection: Commandments to Love Last week I reflected on the commandment “Love your neighbor” as a fitting response to “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” In the Gospel reading for » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-16Luke 13:1-9 Reflection: Saturday Vigil, St. Paul of the Cross “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6Luke 12:54-59 Reflection: In today’s Gospel reading, after Jesus points out to the people how well they can see things and know what kind of weather they’re going to have, He says, “You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21Luke 12:49-53 Reflection: October 1966. Sunday morning sunlight streams in through the amber windowpanes high on the East wall of the Chapel, then spills down onto the tiles of the chapel floor between the phalanx of polished wooden pews. The back doors are blocked, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:2-12Luke 12:39-48 Reflection: Unsearch Riches of Christ “You have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit, namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation, To me, though I am the very least of » Continue Reading.
Feast of St. Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-9I Corinthians 1:17-25Matthew 9:35 – 10:1 Reflection: Today, we Passionists celebrate the feast of our Holy Founder, St. Paul of the Cross. I know that many of you have a devotion to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 45:1, 4-61 Thessalonians 1:1-5bMatthew 22:15-21 Reflection: …the Pharisees took counsel how to entangle him in his talk…they went along with the Herodians… Wow! This line could be taken directly out of today’s news…they plotted against him, they wanted to trip him up, they » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23Luke 12:8-12 Reflection: There is no better gift than to receive a card or letter letting us know that we made a difference in someone’s life and blessed them in ways we likely would never have known. That is what Paul is up » Continue Reading.