Monday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings We’ve had these parables about the Kingdom of Heaven a bunch lately.  At Sunday Mass over the past few weeks, and we’re now working through them at daily Mass.  One thing we can say about them is that they are head-scratchers for sure!  I am sure we can all understand how the people… Continue reading Monday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Saturday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings There are a lot of pitfalls on the road through our spiritual lives.  We ourselves experience that all the time.  Making our confessions, we have a firm purpose of amendment, but it seems like the devil knows that, and so we barely make it to the parking lot and there’s a new temptation or frustration.  Those… Continue reading Saturday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

These parables that we have today regarding the nature of the Kingdom of God are head-scratchers for sure! I am sure we can all understand how the people were confused by Jesus’ description of the Kingdom, since it even seems foreign to our ears. One might wish that he would just say: “Okay, look, here’s… Continue reading Monday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

All Saints & All Souls

Readings: All Saints | All Souls “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” “The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no… Continue reading All Saints & All Souls

The Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings You’ve probably heard me say that these summer weeks of Ordinary Time give us a wonderful look at how to live the Christian Life.  I always say that the Scriptures give us a kind of “Discipleship Toolbox” that helps us to know what we are supposed to be about and how we are… Continue reading The Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Thursday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Some people say all you need to do is make a one-time decision to accept Jesus as your personal Savior and you’re saved.   If salvation were something magical that came about as the result of just saying a simple prayer, once and for all, then why wouldn’t everyone pursue a relationship with Christ? … Continue reading Thursday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday after Epiphany

Today’s readings “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Perhaps our devotion for this Epiphany week should be to pray the Mysteries of Light of the Rosary.  Epiphany is a time of manifestation, of light coming into the dark place that our world can be at times.  We long to see, and more… Continue reading Monday after Epiphany

The Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time [A]

Today’s readings Think about it.  God comes to you in a dream and says that you can have anything you want.  It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  What would you ask for?  What is the one thing you’d give anything to have? I think the reason Solomon was even asked that question was because God already knew… Continue reading The Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time [A]

Thursday of the Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings It’s all a matter of perspective – that’s true in most things, but most especially true in our relationship with God.  Today’s Gospel gives us a glimpse at that.  Jesus asks, ““What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and… Continue reading Thursday of the Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time