Scripture: Galatians 5:18-25 Luke 11:42-46 Reflection Today’s gospel is filled with woe. In a rather short passage, a clearly disgruntled Jesus utters four declarations of woe, warning the Pharisees and a “scholar of the law” that they will all come to a sorry end if » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 5:1-6 Luke 11:37-41 Reflection: Can you imagine being invited to someone’s home for an evening meal and then find yourself being criticized for the way you eat your food by the very host who welcomed you? It might very well make you wonder » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1Luke 11:29-32 Reflection: This meditation begins with a subtle hint that it is good that we do not go it alone when seeking to follow and imitate Christ. You are reading this on your own, but it is wise to be » Continue Reading.
Sculpture on the grounds of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-10aPhilippians 4:12-14, 19-20Matthew 22:1-14 Reflection: What does heaven look like? Jesus never gives a direct answer. Instead he compares it to something earthy, something real, as he does in » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 3:22-29Luke 11:27-28 Reflection: Jesus refused the cult of personality. He did not call attention to himself. He always pointed to others – to God above all, but also to those who had faith, regardless of their ethnicity, wealth, employment, or status in life. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 3:7-14Luke 11:15-26 Reflection: A Disciple’s Work is Never Done Dueling banjos. Paul and Jesus really go at it today! Our readings deliver their message with energy, peaceful assurance and challenge. Paul must be frustrated. The seeds he has sown among the gentiles have » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 3: 1-5Luke 11: 15-26 Reflection: Persistence in Prayer Have you ever been worn down by someone consistently asking you for something? Today’s Gospel is God’s encouragement, and even His command, to be persistent. Jesus teaches us: “I tell you, even though he does » Continue Reading.
Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Scripture: Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14Luke 11:1-4 Reflection: “Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.’” -Luke 11:1 » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 1: 13-24Luke 10: 38-42 Reflection: We live in a rushed culture. Despite the deceleration of daily living forced by a worldwide pandemic, internally we are still programmed from toddlerhood for quick, constant action. “This is your chance to save!”“Hurry, it won’t last long!”“I » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Galatians 1:6-12Luke 10:25-37 Reflection: Spending some time with Paul’s letter to the Galatians of this Monday morning, we read how Paul is disappointed in the fickleness of this Galatian community. They seem to have quickly forgotten certain teachings Paul had inspired within them, and » Continue Reading.