Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Recognizing goodness in the world is an art form that brings happiness.  Too often in our day to day life, we run into others, and maybe it’s even ourselves, who seem to live to find fault with just about everything and everyone.  And sometimes it’s understandable: life is hard, and some days the… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Saint Joseph the Worker

Today’s readings Today we celebrate one of my very favorite saints, Saint Joseph.  You might be thinking, didn’t we already celebrate his feast day this year?  And the answer to that would be yes, absolutely!  The feast – or rather the solemnity – of Saint Joseph (it’s a solemnity because he’s a very special and important saint), is… Continue reading Saint Joseph the Worker

Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s readings speak to us about the wonderful, spiritual quality of goodness.  We have the creation story, or at least the beginning of it, in which God is not only creating the world and everything in it, but also creating it in goodness.  And I think that we can relate to that in… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I love the words of the Psalmist today: “The Lord is gracious and merciful.” These are words that are easy for us to pray when things are going well, but maybe not so much when we’re going through rough times.  It seems like the psalmist is going through some very good times, but… Continue reading Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Over the past two days, we have heard, once again, the wonderful story of the creation of the world.  It’s not meant to be a science textbook or a timetable of events, of course, but instead delivers the message that all of creation was set in motion by our God, and that all… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

The Fifth Sunday of Easter: I Love You Period!

Today’s readings One of the most exciting lines in today’s Liturgy of the Word comes in the second reading: “The One who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’” The book of Revelation is all about the persecution of the early Christians, and it looks forward to the day when God… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter: I Love You Period!

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings “Blessed are those who fear the Lord,” the Psalmist tells us today.  And today as our example of those who fear the Lord, we have two women.  And we begin with the creation of the first woman.  God has created all the creatures of the earth: land, water and air, yet none of… Continue reading Thursday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s readings speak to us about the wonderful, spiritual quality of goodness.  We have the creation story, or at least the beginning of it, in which God is not only creating the world and everything in it, but also creating it in goodness.  And I think that we can relate to that in… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Thursday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Our worshipping in these last days of the Church year is often difficult, I think, because these readings are just hard to hear. The readings from Revelation this week have been confusing, to say the least, and maybe even a little frightening. And even if we could ignore the fright of the Revelation,… Continue reading Thursday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time