Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter (School/RE Mass)

Today’s readings Today’s Gospel gives us some of the best news I think we can possibly get.  Jesus says he no longer calls us slaves, but instead he calls us his friends.  That’s important for us to know because I think most people believe that God doesn’t really have to care about us, his creatures, that much.  He… Continue reading Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter (School/RE Mass)

Thursday after Epiphany

Today’s readings Today’s Scriptures continue to reveal Christ manifested in the flesh, and the way his manifestation looks today is like love.  We have the great joy of continuing our reading from the first letter of John today, and, as I mentioned on Tuesday, John is always about love.  Today John gives us a discerning… Continue reading Thursday after Epiphany

The Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Where are you?

Today’s readings Where are you? This is the question God asked Adam and Eve early on in our first reading today.  And for them, the answer to the question was that they were not in an especially good place.  We know the story: God had given them everything they need to live in the Garden… Continue reading The Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Where are you?

The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

Today’s readings The devil wants more than anything for us to forget who we are.  He really didn’t care if Jesus ruined his fast by turning some stones into bread, or if he killed himself trying to test God, and he certainly had no intention of making him king of the world.  What he wanted,… Continue reading The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

Thursday of the Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s Gospel calls us to examine our perspective. Jesus asks, “What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?” Well, those men he talked to were shepherds, or had shepherds in… Continue reading Thursday of the Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Mass During the Night

Today’s readings http://www.npm.org/Chants/assets/xmasproclamation.mp3 It’s all about the zeal of the LORD of Hosts!  Because when you think about it, God doesn’t have to care about our welfare or our salvation. He’s God, he’s not in need of anyone or anything, because he is all-sufficient. He doesn’t need our love, he doesn’t need our praise, he doesn’t… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Mass During the Night

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings Do you remember the best gift you ever got? What was it? Who gave it to you? How long did it last? Do you still have it? Every gift is a little different: some are big, some are small, some make a lasting impact, some are used up and soon forgotten. The best… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings This month we’ve been seeing a lot of one of my favorite characters in the Gospel, and that is Saint Peter.  Just three weeks ago, the Apostles were out in a boat, and Jesus came to them on the water.  Saint Peter asked our Lord to command him to come to him on… Continue reading The Twenty-Second Sunday 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 Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The rich young man in today’s Gospel has to answer the question that really confronts all of us, especially considering the affluent area in which we live.  That question, of course, is what is most important in life?  Do we continue to strive to have the most stuff, the best stuff, the cutting-edge… Continue reading Monday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time