Monday of the Thirty-second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings “Increase our faith,” indeed! How often have you had that same reaction to the marvels of God happening in your life? I think about the many times I have had the Spirit point out something I should have seen all along because it was right there in front of my face. Increase my… Continue reading Monday of the Thirty-second Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I think we get a more vivid picture of today’s Gospel if we’ve ever had the task of weeding a good-sized garden. I’ve done it plenty of times.  It’s not a task I really enjoy, but it is kind of good in that when you finish a job like that, you can look at… Continue reading Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Today’s readings Today’s readings are a reminder that we disciples have to be discerning. It is important for us to discern what the truth is so that we can be led to the one who is Truth itself. The Gentiles, who worshiped idols, didn’t have the context of monotheism – that there is one God… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Today’s readings Today’s readings are a reminder that we disciples have to be discerning.  It is important for us to discern what the truth is so that we can be led to the one who is Truth itself.  The Gentiles, who worshiped idols, didn’t have the context of monotheism – that there is one God… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Cook, Henry; Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas at Lystra; Hampton Court Palace; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/saint-paul-and-saint-barnabas-at-lystra-104393

Today’s readings  Today’s readings are a reminder that we disciples have to be discerning. It is important for us to discern what the truth is so that we can be led to the one who is Truth itself. The Gentiles, who worshiped idols, didn’t have the context of monotheism – that there is one God… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

The Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings For the Rite of  Acceptance Into the Order of Catechumens Worry will absolutely kill us, if we let it.  As a pastor and confessor, I hear worry from people all the time.  Worry about job issues or money in general, worry about illnesses or the grieving of loved ones, worry about children and other… Continue reading The Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Today’s readings St. Ignatius was all set to accomplish great things in the military when his leg was badly injured by a canon ball.  As he was convalescing, he asked for romantic novels to read.  But nothing like that was available, so he had to settle for books on the life of Christ and the… Continue reading Saint Ignatius of Loyola

School Graduation

Today’s readings: Acts 4:32-35 / 1 John 3:18-24 / John 15:1-8 As we gather tonight for your graduation, I can imagine that you are feeling all sorts of things.  You’re probably excited, knowing what you’ve accomplished and looking forward to what lies ahead.  You may be relieved, having come through good times and bad, perhaps… Continue reading School Graduation

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Today’s readings One of the greatest obstacles to the Christian life is comparing ourselves to others. Because, and I’ll just say it, discipleship isn’t meant to be fair.  At least not as we see fairness.  The essence of discipleship is doing what we were put here to do, we ourselves.  We discern that vocation by… Continue reading Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Today’s readings When it comes right down to it, we have a choice.  We can choose life or death, blessing or curse, the way of the Cross or the way of the world.  The choice that we make has huge consequences, eternal consequences.  The stakes are big ones, and we must choose wisely. Many of… Continue reading Thursday after Ash Wednesday