Scripture: Sirach 47:2-11 Mark 6:14-29 Reflection: As an undergraduate student at Chicago’s DePaul University in the 1960’s I learned to think. At least I believe I did. I learned about logic, logical fallacies, the square of opposition, rhetoric… I studied different philosophers beginning with Aristotle, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17 Mark 6:1-6 Reflection: If you’ve been following the daily readings over the last couple of weeks, the readings from the Old Testament have immersed us into the life of the great king, David. Amidst the greatness of his name and » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 18:9 – 19:3 Mark 5:21-43 Reflection: Today’s Scriptures challenge us to ponder anew the depths of relationship among family members. It’s so natural that parents are concerned about their children, that we even see relative “strangers” as brothers and sisters in our » Continue Reading.
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Scripture: Malachi 3:1-4 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 Reflection: In the world of Joseph and Mary, apart from adhering to the circumcising ceremony and undertaking the offering special thanks for a firstborn, parents also attended to certain purification rituals » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:1-7, 10-17 Mark 4:35-41 Reflection: The readings for today confront us with a fundamental and perhaps uncomfortable conviction of our Christian faith—the need for repentance. The first reading for today recounts the famous encounter of the prophet Nathan with King David. The » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13 Mark 5:1-20 Reflection: Today’s Word gives us an opportunity to reflect on “God’s Providence.” Simply put, the same God who gave being to the world continues to govern its affairs, including yours and mine. When this reality of “providence” » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17 Mark 4:26-34 Reflection: It is the smallest of all seeds, and becomes the largest of plants. Mark 4:32 Happy Friday in the 3rd Week of Ordinary Time! In today’s Gospel, Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to seeds, scattered » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:18-19, 24-29 Mark 4:21-25 Reflection: In John’s gospel, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12). Then in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14) Which is it? Both. Jesus is like a candle giving light. And we are like mirrors » Continue Reading.