Scripture: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20James 3:16-4:3Mark 9:30-37 Reflection: But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him. Mark 9:32 Today’s Gospel is a three-part Play. Part One: The second prediction of the Passion. As this scene opens, Jesus is walking with » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:13-16Luke 8:4-15 Reflection: In today’s Gospel reading, we hear Jesus tell a parable about a sower and the seed he sows in various areas. After He tells the parable, Jesus explains it to His disciples. The seed is the word of God, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:2-12 Luke 8:1-3 Reflection: The aptly named pastoral epistles are loaded with practical advice and today’s reading from the first letter to Timothy is no exception. We are told to be “content with a sufficiency” and reminded that if “we have food » Continue Reading.
Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:14-16John 19:25-27 or Luke 2:33-35 Reflection: Mary, our Mother. This morning I struggle with the image of you suffering at the foot of the cross. Having become more at home and accustomed to your heavenly presence. » Continue Reading.
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross Scripture: Numbers 21:4b-9Philippians 2:6-11John 3:13-17 Reflection: Today, on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we are reminded of so many elements that make up our Christianity’s core. The readings today inspire a Novena-style prayer which » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-8Luke 7:1-10 Reflection: Over the next few days, we will mark the special feast days in the Passionist calendar. Tomorrow will mark the feast of the exultation of the Holy Cross and the following day will mark the feast of our Mother » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 50:4c-9a James 2:14-18Mark 8:27-35 Reflection: In Passionist chapels, you will see Christ on the Cross with his eyes open. There is no piercing in his side. He is looking out on the world. He looked out on the world on September 11th, 2001, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:15-17Luke 6:43-49 Reflection: From the time we were young, we were always taught to act toward others how we would want them to act toward us. Even if those actions toward us are evil, we are taught to forgive as Jesus did. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14Luke 6:39-42 Reflection: Jesus often calls out those who are “blind”, who cannot see God’s truth. Almost exclusively, they are righteous people who judge or marginalize others – those whose very belief in their integrity and “rightness” is what makes them » Continue Reading.