Scripture: Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 John 8:31-42 Reflection: There is an annual event in the U.S. called March Madness, and it refers to competitive college basketball teams from across the nation, representing those with the best win-loss records, playing one another, in an effort to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9 John 8:21-30 Reflection: Explosive Love of God People in the Exodus had to look at the brazen serpent to be healed from the venom of fiery serpents. They made the disastrous spiritual mistake of accusing God of not caring for them or » Continue Reading.
Feast of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22 Luke 2:41-51a Reflection: Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While we do not know many details of St. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:12-14 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 Reflection: …the time has come for the son of man to be glorified… The end is drawing near…we are approaching Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem…a journey to the end. We remember, Jesus came for the Jews, and now there are » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 11:18-20 John 7:40-53 Reflection Our readings today focus on two men, Jeremiah and Jesus, surrounded by people who would love to see them fail. Jeremiah is violently opposed by people who fear goodness and resent the truth. Instead of heeding the word of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22 John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Reflection: In our first reading from the book of Wisdom, there are those who are “not thinking aright.” They plot to “beset the just one.” They say to each other, “Let us condemn him to a shameful » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 32:7-14 John 5:31-47 Reflection: I am getting old enough that now I have noticeable wrinkles. My skin is more crepe-like, and my eyelids droop. My body shape is slowly shifting downward, and it’s harder to keep weight off. My hair is relentlessly turning » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 John 5:1-16 Reflection: Our first reading from Ezekiel echoes the theme of healing waters rising from beneath the threshold of the temple, flowing freely, making everything fresh, causing abundant growth and life. In the Gospel, we are invited to make the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-21 John 4:43-54 Reflection: Complete Faith and Heading For Home Modern medicine has changed life as we know it. Real progress has been made in dealing with major diseases, and research continues to promote health and longevity on many levels. And yet » Continue Reading.