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.  Certainly we have more than enough of those things in there shelter in place days, and that’s to say nothing of those who suffer from… Continue reading Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

The Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings In every homily there is, or should be, a “so what” moment. That’s the moment, very often toward the end of the preaching, where the Word that was preached is related to the people who heard it. I try to make every homily answer the question, “So what?” in some way. Maybe it’s… Continue reading The Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Bread of Life Discourse II

Today’s readings My niece Molly used to say that she wanted to open a restaurant when she grows up. She even had a name all picked out for it: “Hungry.” That makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Where are you going to go when you’re hungry? Well, to Hungry, of course!… Continue reading The Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Bread of Life Discourse II

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

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 very same sentiment that is behind our Scripture readings today. The Jewish people, the elders and the scribes, the religious establishment… Continue reading Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time [ Cycle B]

Today’s readings When I was growing up, sometimes we would ask Mom what was for dinner, and she would often reply, “I don’t know; it’s not three o’clock yet!”  We were blessed, though.  We could count on the fact that there would always be something for dinner and that it would be good.  We just… Continue reading Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time [ Cycle B]

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Today’s readings The Bread of Life Discourse: an outline Bishop Kaffer used to say that every celebration of the Eucharist was a greater creative act than the creation of the universe.  Now I think greater theological minds than mine would likely debate that, but what Bishop Kaffer gets at is worth considering.  The Eucharist is… Continue reading Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today's readings [display_podcast]    One of the things I sometimes struggle with, and maybe some of you do too, is that I am often tempted to eat the wrong things.  Somehow, if I’m watching TV or something, I get an urge to eat some kind of snack that is not only not very nutritious but… Continue reading Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Today's readings [display_podcast] 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 very same sentiment that is behind our Scripture readings today. The Jewish people, the elders and the scribes, the religious… Continue reading Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter