Thursday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The Israelites wandering in the desert would seem to have had the spiritual life easy. How could they possibly miss God’s presence? There was a cloud to lead them to the Lord by day, and fire by night. But just like the stuff that ended up in the net in today’s Gospel, some… Continue reading Thursday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The presence of God, in some ways, is quite often really unwelcome, at least to those who have made their own gods. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians in today’s first reading to be good discerners of this reality; to turn away from the spirit of the world so that they can turn toward… Continue reading Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time

Thursday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings We’ve just had this Gospel reading in the Sunday readings in the last couple of weeks, so I thought I’d touch on a few verses that I didn’t go into in that homily.  And these are some of the most powerful words in Scripture for me, and always a challenge for me: “But… Continue reading Thursday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

The Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time [A]

Todays’ readings I think that today’s readings are readings that call us to hope.  The hope that we have is the presence of our God, even when things are falling apart – even when the wind and the rain and the earthquakes and fire threaten us, God is there.  I thought of that a lot… Continue reading The Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time [A]