Scripture: Jeremiah 13:1-11 Matthew 13:31-35 Reflection: Sometimes the little things in life do matter! A loincloth, a mustard seed, a particle of yeast…seemingly insignificant items that reveal a most significant message! The Prophet Jeremiah is one of the Hebrew Bible’s greatest and possibly "strangest figures." » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 7:1-11 Matthew 13:24-30 Reflection: Today’s Gospel is another of Jesus’ well-crafted parables: interesting stories with a deeper meaning. Here and now, in the heat of mid-summer, many of us can identify with weeds in our gardens – be it our backyard gardens or » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 John 20:1-2, 11-18 Reflection: Today’s gospel tells us Mary Magdalene is the first disciple to proclaim the Resurrection. This passage also helps us understand some come to faith through the experience of the empty tomb. The Gospel of John tells us » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 1:1, 4-10 Matthew 13:1-9 Reflection: The theory of evolution has again emerged as a topic of conversation, and disagreement. There are those who revive an older position that evolution establishes the autonomy of our universe, and its capacity to self-beget and self-develop without » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Micah 6:1-4 Matthew 12:38-42 Reflection: Have you ever been summoned for jury duty in Superior Court? If so, then you probably remember sitting in the jury room waiting for your name to be called and possibly hoping against hope that you won’t be called » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 Matthew 11:28-30 Reflection: Upon first glance, it might seem that the Old and New Testament readings are making very different points today. Isaiah tells us that judgment is coming, that we have suffered often in vain and that the Lord » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-17 Matthew 10:34-11:1 Reflection: A quick read of today’s Scriptures produces a rather somber, somewhat disturbing tone…one all-too-appropriate for a Monday morning! The selection from early in Isaiah’s writing presents a picture of God’s people gone astray, challenged through the prophet by God » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Micah 2:1-5 Matthew 12:14-21 Reflection: Our readings for this Saturday in ordinary time are hardly ordinary at all. In fact, with the imagery we find from the prophet Micah, along with the Gospel echo of the great prophet Isaiah, our readings invite us to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8 Matthew 10:24-33 Reflection: Passing on messages can be a challenge. It’s one thing to talk to a person who represents a tail wagging puppy, and another who is a roaring lion or another who yawns in your face, looking for a soft chair to » Continue Reading.