Monday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time (Beginning of Vacation Bible School)

Today’s readings God is absolutely, always, faithful to his promises. In our first reading tonight, God makes a promise to Abram, later to be called Abraham.  God calls on him to make an act of faith and go to a foreign land to become a great nation.  This would be a great miracle, because Abram… Continue reading Monday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time (Beginning of Vacation Bible School)

Liturgy of Remembrance: Plainfield Tornado

Today’s readings: 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1 | Psalm 23 | Mark 4:35-41 It’s easy to understand how the disciples on the boat were worried, even panicking.  They’re in a boat, in the middle of the sea, and it’s a dark night, and a storm whips up, and their beloved leader is sleeping.  One wonders how he could sleep… Continue reading Liturgy of Remembrance: Plainfield Tornado

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

Today’s readings “You shall be my people, and I will be your God” (Ezekiel 36:28).  I love that last line from the last of the Old Testament readings we heard tonight.  There is a covenant, there has always been a covenant, there always will be a covenant. God created us in love, and he loves us first and… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The prophet Micah, in our first reading, proclaims the whole reason for our being here this morning.  What is incredible about our God is his limitless compassion, his relentless pursuit of a people who often spurn him, his steadfast faithfulness and consistent, unconditional, unending, unmerited love for all of us.  He actually delights,… Continue reading Tuesday of the Sixteenth 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

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.  At first glance today, it seems like the psalmist is going through some… Continue reading Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The prophet Micah, in our first reading, proclaims the whole reason for our being here this morning.  What is incredible about our God is his limitless compassion, his relentless pursuit of a people who often spurn him, his steadfast faithfulness and consistent, unconditional, unending, unmerited love for all of us.  He actually delights,… Continue reading Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time