Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s Gospel reading is one of my favorites.  Truthfully, though, it always makes me a little uncomfortable.  Which is what it’s supposed to do.  This Gospel wants us to get out of the boat, too. We can tend to give Saint Peter a lot of grief over this incident.  If he was able… Continue reading Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Today’s readings I’m always amazed by the fortitude of Saint Paul. He’s almost stoned to death and left, in fact, for dead, and he gets up and enters the city like nothing was wrong. I don’t know about you, but if I barely weathered the storm of people throwing rocks at me and leaving me… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

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

Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings In today’s readings, God proves himself trustworthy, yet again. He appears to Jacob in a dream and promises that he will be with him wherever he goes, protecting him, and bringing him back to the land, which he would also give to Jacob’s descendants. In his joy, Jacob reacts by consecrating the land… Continue reading Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings This set of readings always makes me chuckle just a little bit.  Back in my second assignment, before I became a pastor, I was assigned to my home parish, which is a bit unusual.  And the first Sunday I was there, these readings we have today were the readings that Sunday: “A prophet is not… Continue reading The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings My absolute favorite line from this Gospel reading is, “Then he put them all out.”  I can just imagine Jesus going into the house, encountering the mourners, seeing the lack of faith in all of them, and saying “Go on!  Get outta here!  I’ve got work to do!”  Or at least that’s how I’d say it! It… Continue reading The Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Friday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

Birth of Isaac used courtesy gospelimages.com

Today’s readings There’s quite a bit of laughing and astonishment in today’s Liturgy of the Word, and I like it! “Lord, if you wish you can make me clean.”  In some ways, that is the biggest understatement in all of Scripture.  Of course God can make him clean, God can do anything God wants to do.  But for… Continue reading Friday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Today’s readings Today’s first reading always fascinates me.  Paul and Silas are in a terrible situation, not for the first or last time, I might add.  But just look at how their vibrant faith allows God to do things in and through them that are nothing short of miraculous.  First, there’s the earthquake that brings… Continue reading Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter (Religious Education and Confirmation Program Closing Mass)

Today’s readings In our first reading this evening, we have from the Acts of the Apostles a rather defining moment for the early Church.  Jesus hadn’t given them a precise rule book of how to make the Church develop: he simply sent them out to baptize.  But he also told them to make disciples of all the… Continue reading Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter (Religious Education and Confirmation Program Closing Mass)

Saturday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Faith is that moment in our walk with the Lord when we have to put our money where our mouth is.  Faith says that we believe that Jesus is who he says he is, and that who he says he is has a profound impact on our life.  It’s easy to have faith… Continue reading Saturday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time

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