Friday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings We have been hearing this week in our first reading from the books of the Maccabees.  All week long, the message we were getting was that this life is not all there is. Maybe eating a little pork, or tossing a few grains of incense on a coal in worship of an alien… Continue reading Friday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time

The First Sunday of Lent

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, what he… Continue reading The First Sunday of Lent

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Today’s readings I think we have to be a little bit careful about how we read and hear today’s readings.  We’re still in the Christmas season – at the end of it, actually – and, more precisely, we’re at the octave day of the Epiphany of the Lord, which we celebrated last week, in which… Continue reading The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord