Scripture: Exodus 17:8-13 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 12:35-38 Reflection: In the movie “Aladdin” (The animated one), there is a scene when the genie tries to advise Aladdin how to relate to the princess. The genie turns into a bee and says, in a buzzing kind » Continue Reading.
Feast of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues Scripture: Romans 4:13, 16-18 Luke 12:8-12 Reflection: “He (Abraham) believed, hoping against hope.” Romans 4:18 Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of the Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs. There » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Romans 3:21-30 Luke 11:47-54 Reflection: This is an age of boasting. Boasting is everywhere these days, but perhaps especially on social media where boasting knows no bounds. Athletes boast. So do celebrities and politicians. But so do most of us. We boast about our » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Romans 2:1-11 Luke 11:42-46 Reflection: Luke’s gospel is the Gospel of Peace, Prayer, Power and Possession. Luke asserts that possessions or wealth are not evil in themselves, but are a responsibility. He uses parables and stories to illustrate this conviction. This is the Gospel » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Romans 1:16-25 Luke 11:37-41 Reflection: These five simple verses in today’s Gospel create a wonderful opportunity to explore its deeper message. Situated between Jesus teaching on light: “If your whole body is full of light, and no part of it is in darkness, then » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Romans 1:1-7 Luke 11:29-32 Reflection: Whenever we put forth energy on a project, generally we like to see results. Students participating in the meditation classes taught at the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center in Louisville, Kentucky, commit themselves to a daily practice of meditation. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:14-17 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 Reflection: Our Gospel reading for Sunday (Luke 17:11-19) relates an encounter between Jesus and ten lepers. They beg Jesus to help them, and Jesus does. But only one of them comes back to thank Jesus, and » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Joel 4:12-21 Luke 11:27-28 Reflection: Each day this week, our Liturgy has opened with this prayer: “Father, your love for us surpasses all our hopes and desires!” I really did not pay attention to what I was praying until I was working on this » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2 Luke 11:15-26 Reflection: “But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the King of God has come upon you.” What was the Good News that Jesus proclaimed during his lifetime? Simply this: The Kingdom » Continue Reading.