Friday of the Second Week of Advent

Today’s readings One of the great obstacles to the spiritual life is when we come to believe that we ourselves have all the answers.  And there is a lot of that going around these days.  When it happens, we may be holding relative truth, even if we wouldn’t say that we do.   Or perhaps we insist on acting… Continue reading Friday of the Second Week of Advent

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

Today’s readings Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus is a perplexing one, to be sure.  But in the light of Easter, we can see that Jesus was proclaiming that God is doing something new.  Not only that, but God wants us all to be part of that new thing.  Addressing Nicodemus, Jesus said that the old ways… Continue reading Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s readings Today’s Scriptures address another one of the ways that we fallen human beings tend to avoid the truth. Sometimes, when we are confronted with the truth, we attack its source. If we cast doubt on the one bringing us the truth, then we don’t have to follow his or her words, right? The… Continue reading Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Have you ever been sure of the Lord’s call in your life and it just terrified you?  I have.  And for those of us who have been in this position, we can perhaps understand Jonah’s reaction in today’s first reading.  He had been called by the Lord to preach to the people in… Continue reading Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings One of the great problems that many people have with living the spiritual life is that they want it on their own terms.  So often, we think we know what God wants, or even worse, we want God to want what we want.  And so we act according to our own desires instead… Continue reading Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings One of the great problems that many people have with living the spiritual life is that they want it on their own terms.  So often, we think we know what God wants, or even worse, we want God to want what we want.  And so we act according to our own desires instead… Continue reading Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings One of the great problems that many people have with living the spiritual life is that they want it on their own terms.  So often, we think we know what God wants, or even worse, we want God to want what we want.  And so we act according to our own desires instead… Continue reading Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time

Untitled

Today’s readings Wouldn’t we like to figure out what’s going on in God’s mind? Wouldn’t it be great to just be able to see the big picture as God sees it so that we can always do the right thing? But that’s just the point. The meaning of everything isn’t ours to know. God gives… Continue reading Untitled

Friday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s readings Saul is proof that God’s ways are not our ways.  How is it that God would pick for one of his chief Apostles a man who imprisoned and murdered the followers of the Christian Way?  That had to surprise even, and perhaps especially Saul, whose life was turned completely upside-down.  Poor Ananias had… Continue reading Friday of the Third Week of Easter

St. Boniface, bishop and doctor

Today's readings | Today's saint[display_podcast] Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God,a workman who causes no disgrace,imparting the word of truth without deviation. St. Paul encourages his friend Timothy today to remain faithful to God and the Gospel and to be a tireless worker for the Truth.  Those qualities make this reading such… Continue reading St. Boniface, bishop and doctor

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