The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings At first glance, it all seems so simple, doesn’t it? “Go and do likewise.” Easy enough. But when a command like “go and do likewise” comes at the end of one of Jesus’ parables, we really ought to suspect it’s going to stretch us a little bit, and today is no exception. So… Continue reading The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I think it’s amazing to let your imagination wander to this vision that the prophet Isaiah had in today’s first reading.  Looking upon God in all God’s glory would be awe-inspiring, perhaps even terrifying.  Seeing that, Isaiah is inspired to do a kind of examination of conscience, where he sees how sinful and… Continue reading Saturday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s Gospel underlines the failure of the Jewish leaders of the time.  Jesus was casting out demons from many people, which was what they were supposed to do but could not.  They were too busy attending to the the Law instead of seeing to the salvation of souls, which is what the Law… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Blessed be the Name of Jesus

Today’s readings “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” I don’t think we really understand and respect the power of the name of Jesus in our day to day lives.  Very often people take the name of the Lord in vain, violating the second commandment of the Decalogue, and even… Continue reading The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Blessed be the Name of Jesus

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