The Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I really don’t have a green thumb, but for a while when I was young, I was very interested in growing things.  My grandmother on my dad’s side had quite the green thumb: anything she planted grew to be quite prolific.  I have whatever the opposite of that is!  But still, I have… Continue reading The Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings When I was growing up, I often helped my parents trim the shrubs around the house.  We did it so that we could trim off the over-growth and make the shrubs look neater, but also to keep the shrubs healthy and growing. But when I did it, I often thought about the fact that… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I’m not very good at it, and I don’t do it much any more, but I used to help plant a family garden.  Now my sister mostly does that.  What’s remarkable to me about a garden is that the seed that is planted looks, for all the world, lifeless … like something that… Continue reading The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time