The Sixth a Day in the Octave of Christmas

Today’s readings What did you get for Christmas?  Was it everything you’d hoped for?  Or are you at that stage of life where gifts are nice, but you really don’t need anything special?  A lot of my family has come to that point, because we’re at that point where the gifts aren’t so important as… Continue reading The Sixth a Day in the Octave of Christmas

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Today’s readings “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.” How willing are we to see everything and every situation as a gift… Continue reading Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings #adventnd #christmasnd #advent #christmas What has captured my imagination as I’ve prayed this Advent is how we have been given this wonderful gift. This gift eclipses anything we’ll ever be given, anything we will ever earn, anything that will ever cross our meandering path in life. Today, the readings call that gift Emmanuel… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Listen to that opening line from Jesus in today’s Gospel parable: “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.” That is a revelation so glorious that it should have us up dancing in the aisles, praising God, and throwing a huge party. Think… Continue reading The Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas

Today’s readings So what did you get for Christmas?  Was it everything you’d hoped for?  Perhaps you, like me, feel that the gifts are nice, but being together with family and friends at Christmas is the real gift.  Today’s first reading is exhorting us to something similar.  While the rest of the world waits in… Continue reading Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas

Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas

Today’s readings What did you get for Christmas?  Was it everything you’d hoped for?  Perhaps you, like me, are at the stage where the gifts are nice, but being together at Christmas is the real gift.  Today’s first reading is exhorting us to something similar.  While the rest of the world waits in line for… Continue reading Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas