Scripture: Sirach 15:15-201 Corinthians 2:6-10Matthew 5:17-37 Reflection: To attempt to pull together the message of the Word today, we are seeing the contrast between a mentality that asks “What must » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 3:9-24Mark 8:1-10 Reflection: What were Jesus and his disciples to do with a large crowd in a deserted place, and very hungry after spending three days with them? » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-8Mark 7:31-37 Reflection: When I was in grade school, it was a big deal to get one’s hands on a Playboy magazine. The gloss and glitz! The provocative » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-25Mark 7:24-30 Reflection: More Than a Woman’s Intuition We meet two women in our readings today. We know the first not by name yet, but more in the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17Mark 7:14-23 Reflection: In the time of Jesus, one of the preoccupations amongst the doctors of the law was that of ‘cleanliness’ or more so ‘uncleanliness’. There » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 1:20-2:4aMark 7:1-13 Reflection: And so it happened.God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good.Evening came, and morning followed–the sixth day. -Genesis 1:31 “I » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 1: 1-19Mark 6:53-56 Reflection: Recent research on the neurological effects of trauma and its healing reveals something psychotherapists have struggled with for decades. The restoring of wholeness to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 58:7-101 Corinthians 2:1-5Matthew 5:13-16 Reflection: Today’s gospel immediately follows that classic, all-familiar, sermon on the mount from Matthew’s Gospel which we heard last weekend. After looking over the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21Mark 6:30-34 Reflection: The Great Commandment…Practically Speaking Today’s two Scripture selections and the Responsorial Psalm flow together as a lived application of the Great Commandment to “love God…love » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 13:1-8Mark 6:14-29 Reflection: Today’s reading has been the subject of numerous theatrical and cinematic interpretations – understandably perhaps given the weakness of Herod, the deviousness of Herodias and » Continue Reading.