Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings What strikes me about these readings is that they speak of the fact that we, with our limited human minds and imaginations, often don’t get God. Even those of us who are people of strong faith often miss what God is trying to do in us and among us. Which puts us in… Continue reading Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

On earth as it is in Heaven

Today’s readings The prophet Isaiah and Jesus speak today about the great power of words. Isaiah speaks specifically of the power of God’s word, a word that will not return empty but will go out and accomplish the purpose for which God sent it.  We see the word that the prophet speaks of here, of… Continue reading Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

The Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Would that all of the people of the LORD were prophets!

Today’s readings Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets! Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them all! When we think about prophets and prophecy, I think our minds always take us to ancient days.  All the prophets we can think of lived many centuries ago: Moses, Elijah, Jeremiah, Amos… Continue reading The Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Would that all of the people of the LORD were prophets!

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

Today’s readings The prophet Isaiah and Jesus speak today about the great power of words. Isaiah speaks specifically of the power of God’s word, a word that will not return empty but will go out and accomplish the purpose for which God sent it.  We see the word that the prophet speaks of here, of… Continue reading Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

Thursday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I want to begin my homily by reminding you of the words we heard in our first reading from Nehemiah: He read out of the book from daybreak till midday, in the presence of the men, the women, and those children old enough to understand; and all the people listened attentively to the… Continue reading Thursday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

Today’s readings The prophet Isaiah and Jesus speak today about the great power of words. Isaiah speaks specifically of the power of God’s word, a word that will not return empty but will go out and accomplish the purpose for which God sent it. We see the word that the prophet speaks of here, of… Continue reading Tuesday of the First Week of Lent