Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22Matthew 5:13-16 Reflection: Walk in Light Today’s Gospel reminds me of a song that says, “let your little light shine, shine, shine.” When we become children of God we are to shine. Darkness leads to sin, death, lies and separation from Jesus. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:1-7Matthew 5:1-12 Reflection: I often wonder what Jesus means when he says in today’s gospel selection: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. (Mt 5:3) Oh, how I would love to rejoice and be glad, to » Continue Reading.
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Scripture: Exodus 24:3-8Hebrews 9:11-15Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Reflection: During the pandemic lock down my wife and I, like everyone else, worshiped in front of our computer. No matter how beautiful the music or how inspiring the homilist, not » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Tobit 12:1, 5-15, 20Mark 12:38-44 Reflection: Throughout this past week the church has been listening to the readings from the Old Testament book of Tobit. It is a skillfully constructed story that combines morality, prayer, and East Asian folklore. The story setting places Tobit » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Tobit 11:5-17Mark 12:35-37 Reflection: Praise the Lord, my soul!! “Praise the Lord, my soul!” These words from Psalm 146 are part of today’s Responsorial Psalm in today’s celebration of the Eucharist. That bold phrase helps fuse the Scripture reading from the Book of Tobit » Continue Reading.
Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs Scripture: Tobit 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9aMark 12:28-34 Reflection: It has been called ‘the golden rule’ and indeed it is. In one unique combination of ancient wisdom Jesus sums up the entire Law in a prophetic manner and » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Tobit 3:1-11a, 16-17aMark 12:18-27 Reflection: What a contrast in mindset there is in the protagonists in today’s Scriptures! In the first reading, blind Tobit and grieving Sarah spend their days pouring out their hearts to God in an anguish that mirrors the anguish of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Tobit 2:9-14Mark 12:13-17 Reflection: Be sure to read this unique scene found in today’s reading from the Book of Tobit. It is one of the most true-to-life accounts in all the Scriptures, one that can easily translate into today’s world and into the dynamics » Continue Reading.
Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-18a or Romans 12:9-16Luke 1:39-56 Reflection: If you’re at all like me, you’ll have asked yourself The Question: “What is my purpose? Why am I here? Why was I born?” I suppose that’s the » Continue Reading.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Scripture: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40Romans 8:14-17Matthew 28:16-20 Reflection: Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday, a day that represents to us so much that the Father has given us – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In today’s gospel reading, Jesus doesn’t » Continue Reading.