Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

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Today’s readings Amos and Jesus are prophetic voices that we hear in our Scriptures this morning.  Unfortunately, as is often the case with prophets, neither is a welcome voice.  Amos makes it clear that he is not speaking on his own, or even because he wanted to.  If it were up to him, he’d go back to being… Continue reading Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings “We have never seen anything like this.” That statement, from today’s Gospel reading, can be taken in a at least a couple of different ways.  It could be an expression of amazement: the people were seeing something new in Jesus and found it to be astonishingly wonderful.  “We have never seen anything like… Continue reading Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings You have to love this story of Zacchaeus, I think.  I think there are two main components of the story that really stand out for me as hallmarks of the spiritual life. The first is Zacchaeus’s openness.  First, he is so eager to see Jesus that he climbs up a tree to get… Continue reading Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time