Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The question that Saint Paul asks at the beginning of today’s first reading is one that we’ve all heard countless times: “If God is for us, who can be against us?”  We might even be tempted to pass by that question and move on to something else in today’s Liturgy of the Word,… Continue reading Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s readings speak to us about the wonderful, spiritual quality of goodness.  We have the creation story, or at least the beginning of it, in which God is not only creating the world and everything in it, but also finding it to be good.  And I think that we can relate to that… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of Holy Week

Today’s readings Today’s Gospel reading contains four of the most chilling words in all of holy Scripture: “And it was night.”  Those narrative words come just after Judas takes the morsel and leaves the gathering.  But the Beloved Disciple didn’t include those words to tell us the time of day.  In John’s Gospel, there is… Continue reading Tuesday of Holy Week

Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s Gospel is perhaps a bit more vivid for me this week, because on Sunday I spent time weeding the side yard at my mother’s house.  It’s not a task I really look forward to, but it is kind of good in that when you finish a job like that, you can look… Continue reading Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of Holy Week

Today’s readings “And it was night.” In John’s Gospel, sentences like that are not given merely to tell the time of day. John’s Gospel is filled with images of light and darkness, light of course representing Christ and darkness representing evil. To say “And it was night” for John means that this was the hour… Continue reading Tuesday of Holy Week

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