Monday of Holy Week Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-7 John 12:1-11 Reflection: "There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things." ~Mother Teresa Mary must have known! They all must have known! As the closest » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:21-28 Luke 11:45-56 Reflection: Today’s Gospel reading follows the raising of Lazarus at the house of Mary and Martha. That’s especially important to note because of the unspeakable evil that is about to transpire in the wake of that great miracle. We learn » Continue Reading.
The Annunciation of the Lord Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10 Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38 Reflection: St. Irenaeus, a second century bishop, records the importance of this feast. There is also another ancient tradition that marks the death of Jesus on March 25th. Today this » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 John 8:31-42 Reflection: In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about his deep concern about truth. "If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples". One of the scariest things in life is truth. We spend a great deal » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 11:18-20 John 7:40-53 Reflection: Even good people get criticized. After reading today’s scripture reading it seems it may be more accurate to say "good people get criticized more than most!" The prophet Jeremiah was certainly a good person. As we look back on » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 43.16-21 Philippians 3.8-14 John 8.1-11 Reflection: The former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is facing trial in the court of law for various violations of his legal responsibilities while governor. Nonetheless, he is vigorously seeking out and receiving invitations to appear on talk-shows. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 32:7-14 John 5:31-47 Reflection: "You search the Scriptures, but you do not want to come to me to have life." The ability to quote someone doesn’t necessarily mean that we fully understand the quote. In dealing with our faith we are faced with something » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 John 5:1-16 Reflection: We have beverages for every occasion-bright, bubbly, or intoxicating. But we would die without water. In the first reading, we read of the lush vision of Ezekiel in which water pours out of the temple and flows » Continue Reading.