Friday of the Third Week of Lent

Today's readings[display_podcast] “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” That, to be honest, has to be an extremely reassuring comment. To know that you’re on the right track, that your thoughts and heart’s desires are in line with God’s will, that would be a wonderful thing to know. And today’s Scriptures give us… Continue reading Friday of the Third Week of Lent

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Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Today's readings [display_podcast] Today's Scriptures address another one of the ways that we fallen human beings tend to avoid the truth. Today we see that the issue is one of obfuscation, trying to confuse the facts. It's a case of "the best defense is a good offense" and so we attack the truth wherever we… Continue reading Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Today's readings [display_podcast] There's something about us human beings that just doesn't like to be told what to do. We don't like rules and regulations, we frown on laws that curtail our freedoms, we turn up our noses at religious precepts which inform our actions. And so we look eagerly for someone or something to… Continue reading Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

Today's readings [display_podcast] The book of Daniel the Prophet is one of my favorite books of Scripture. If you haven't read that book, that would be your homework today. It won't take terribly long, but be sure you read it from a Catholic edition of the Bible because other editions won't contain the whole thing.… Continue reading Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Today's readings [display_podcast]  Why is the human heart so much opposed to hearing the truth and acting on it? I remember as a child I used to hate it when my parents would tell me something and turn out to be right. If the truth be told, I probably still struggle with that a little… Continue reading Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

Today’s readings Something that often gets overlooked in this very familiar parable is that both of the sons are sinful. We take it on faith that the youngest is sinful: taking half of his inheritance before his father is even in the grave, living a life of dissipation and sexual excess, using up all that… Continue reading Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle

Today’s readings | Today’s feast Today we celebrate the feast of the Chair of St. Peter the apostle. This is a feast that commemorates Jesus giving the servant authority of the Church to St. Peter, as we heard in today’s Gospel. This is a special day of prayer for the Pope, the successor of St.… Continue reading Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Today’s readings The great sin of the rich man may not have been the sin of neglecting poor Lazarus, although that was certainly bad. His greatest sin, though, was that he trusted in himself and not in God. He had everything he needed in life, because he was able to trust in himself to get… Continue reading Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Today’s readings Be careful what you wish for, is kind of what Jesus says to the sons of Zebedee today. Those of us who are disciples will indeed drink of Jesus’ same chalice, but when we take it we must remember that it is a chalice of suffering and persecution. So we are never given… Continue reading Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Today’s readings A phylactery was a black leather box that was worn on the arm or the forehead, containing scriptural verses. Maybe the modern equivalent would be a “WWJD” bracelet, or a cross worn around the neck, or even a t-shirt or sweatshirt with a Scriptural verse on it. These are wonderful reminders of who… Continue reading Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent