Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today’s readings Today’s Scriptures speak to us words of healing. But more than that, they speak of healing us from disease that we have inflicted on ourselves. The children of Israel needed this kind of healing. They had been bitterly complaining about their treatment in the desert, after God had gone to great lengths to… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today’s readings Susanna’s story is one of the most eloquent in the Old Testament Scriptures, in it we see the wisdom of the prophet Daniel, as well as the mercy and justice of God. The story serves as a beautiful support to the acquittal of the adulterous woman, in which we are treated to the… Continue reading Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Today’s readings He had worked for the company for twenty-seven years, and the beginning of his association there was great. The job was energizing, he worked with great people, he worked for great people. It was a family business, and they treated the people who worked for them like family. They were paid well, had… Continue reading Fifth Sunday of Lent

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s readings There are two things happening in the readings these later days of Lent. In the first readings, we have had the prophets complaining about the evil that is plotted against them and also them calling on the Lord God to be their help. In this they foreshadow what will happen to the Christ… Continue reading Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s readings Knowing where a person is from is a Scriptural way of labeling that person. So maybe we too have ways of “knowing where people are from” and we label them according to race, or parentage, or upbringing, or whatever. We are especially quick to label and write off those who would challenge us,… Continue reading Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s readings In our first reading, Moses stood before God to turn away his wrath from his people. Jesus, of course, perfects that by paying the price for our sins. Where Moses stops God’s anger for a time, Jesus’ sacrifice reconciles God and humanity forever. Jesus is telling the Jews, particularly the religious leaders of… Continue reading Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Today’s readings Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, remembering that the birth of Jesus was foretold to Mary through the messenger of God, the archangel Gabriel. We celebrate it deliberately on this day, the 25th of March, exactly nine months before the celebration of the Nativity of the Lord on… Continue reading Solemnity of the Annunciation

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s readings There’s a lot of talk about water in these readings today, and when that happens, we know that it means the talk is really about baptism. We ourselves are the sick and lame man who needed Jesus’ help to get into the waters of Bethesda. The name “Bethesda” means “house of mercy” in… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s readings One of the best reasons for us to make the most of Lent is that God is doing something new, as he tells us in today’s first reading. He wants of us an increase in faith. He wants us to have a faith that accepts the gift of miracles, but does not rely… Continue reading Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Today’s readings [These readings were used for the Mass of the Second Scrutiny.] When Dad was alive, we pretty much couldn’t go anywhere with him and not have him find someone there that he knew. He’d been a softball coach for over 25 years, had been a catechist at church, and helped with the youth… Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Lent