The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Scrutiny III/Cycle A Readings)

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Today’s readings “Lord, by now there will be a stench.” That’s one of my favorite lines in scripture.  It begs the question I want you to pray about this week, which is this: “What in your life really stinks?”  Because … Continued

The Second Sunday of Advent

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Today’s readings “Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight his paths!” Today’s Gospel reading is very interesting, I think. The beginning of the passage names important people at that particular time in Israel: Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Philip … Continued

The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

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Today’s readings Traditionally, today is Laetare Sunday – laetare being the Latin word for “rejoice.” On this Sunday, we wear rose-colored vestments, rather than the Lenten violet.  Laetare Sunday reminds us that even in the “heaviness” of Lent, there is reason for rejoicing.  And today’s readings … Continued