Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings It is always interesting to me how clearly the unclean spirits know who Jesus is.  For them, Christ our God inspires fear and rebellion.  But even these unclean spirits, hearing his voice, begrudgingly obey.  Jesus teaches with authority, as the people standing by admit of him.  This is a teaching that cannot be… Continue reading Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings We could look at today’s Gospel reading as an interesting miracle story of Jesus casting a demon out of a long-possessed man. But I think we should dig a little deeper than that this morning. Because many of us, I think, have to tangle with the unclean spirit from the tombs that infests… Continue reading Monday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Wednesday of the Twenty-third Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Luke’s version of the beatitudes speaks very clearly about freedom from addiction.  When we are addicted to what is not Christ, we are so filled up that there is no room for God.  So the ones who are poor and hungry and weeping and excluded are blessed, they are happy, while the ones… Continue reading Wednesday of the Twenty-third Week of Ordinary Time