Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Saint Paul was obviously a pretty tough guy. I don’t know about you, but if I barely weathered the storm of people throwing rocks at me and leaving me for dead, I might think twice about how I handled my ministry. That’s nothing to be proud of, but I think that’s part of fallen human… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings Some days, I think there isn’t much I would do for just five minutes of peace and quiet. If you’re a parent, maybe you’d amend that to longing for just five seconds of peace and quiet!  We are all probably sadly familiar with the many loud distractions our world puts before us.  And… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

This particular Gospel reading has a very special claim on my spiritual life. On those occasions when I have questioned my faith or my vocation, those words of the disciples come to mind: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Those words remind me that turning from the path… Continue reading Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s readings Being in the right place at the right time isn’t usually a coincidence.  Far more often than we realize, I think it’s the work of the Holy Spirit.  Certainly that has to be the case in today’s first reading.  How else would we explain an angel directing Philip to be on a road… Continue reading Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s readings At our core, we all want peace and security in our lives.  We don’t want rough waters, or pain, or discord in our families, and that’s all understandable.  I think it’s that sentiment that is behind our Scripture readings today. The Jewish people, the elders and the scribes, the religious establishment of the… Continue reading Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

In these Easter days, the Scriptures begin to speak to us about the gift of the Holy Spirit. This gift, is not rationed, as Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel reading. This gift is empowering and renewing and, according to the Psalmist, de-marginalizing. We all know the kind of men the Apostles were. Yet now,… Continue reading Thursday of the Second Week of Easter