Saint John of the Cross

Today’s readings Today at Mass we hear from three prophets.   A prophet, of course, is a person who helps us to see God.  And during Advent these prophets help us to see God coming to be born in us.  And we have to admit: lots of times we don’t see God.  We’re either too busy to notice God,… Continue reading Saint John of the Cross

Saturday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings It’s dangerous to be a prophet.  It’s dangerous because nobody wants to really hear the truth.  Both Jeremiah and Saint John the Baptist find that out very clearly in today’s Scripture readings.  Both of them insisted on proclaiming the truth, and both of them ultimately paid for it with their lives, although Jeremiah… Continue reading Saturday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s readings Why is the human heart so much opposed to hearing the truth and acting on it? I remember as a child I used to hate it when my parents would tell me something and turn out to be right. If the truth be told, I probably still struggle with that a little today.… Continue reading Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Saint John of the Cross

Today’s readings Today at Mass we hear from three prophets.  A prophet is a person who helps us to see God.  And during Advent these prophets help us to see God coming to be born in us. And we have to admit: lots of times we don’t see God.  We’re either too busy to notice… Continue reading Saint John of the Cross

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Today’s readings Today we celebrate a feast that is a bit unusual for us.  First of all, it’s a saint’s feast day, and saints’ days don’t usually take precedence over a Sunday celebration.  Secondly, whenever we do celebrate a saint’s day, it is usually celebrated on the feast of their death, not their birth.  But… Continue reading Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s readings Why is the human heart so opposed to hearing the truth and acting on it?  I remember as a child I used to hate it when my parents would tell me something and turn out to be right.  If the truth be told, I probably still struggle with that a little today.  Who… Continue reading Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s readings Why is the human heart so much opposed to hearing the truth and acting on it? I remember as a child I used to hate it when my parents would tell me something and turn out to be right. If the truth be told, I probably still struggle with that a little today.… Continue reading Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Monday of the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today Jesus tussles not with the scribes and Pharisees as he often does, but instead with the people of his own home town.  They are amazed at his words and speak highly of him, right up until the time when he begins to challenge them.  Then they have no more use for them. … Continue reading Monday of the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time