Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Today’s readings During this first week of Lent, our Liturgies of the Word are teaching us about the Lenten disciplines: fasting, almsgiving and prayer.  On Tuesday, we heard the Lord’s prayer, and today we hear the prayer of Esther and Jesus’ injunction to persistence in prayer. I love the story of Esther, and as I… Continue reading Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Today’s readings The readings for these early days of Lent are focused on teaching us how to accomplish the various disciplines of Lent – which really are the various disciplines of the spiritual life. The whole point is that we enter more deeply into the spiritual life during these days of Lent, with a view… Continue reading Thursday of the First Week of Lent

The Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Prayer is one of the most important elements of the Christian life, of the life of a disciple, and yet it is also, I think, one of the most difficult to master. Still, it’s something that we work at every day of our lives, and the working it out should be one of… Continue reading The Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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