The Solemnity of Pentecost

Todays’ readings Words contain a lot of power.  We know that well, because sometimes we say the wrong things, or these days, text the wrong things, and we see how it upsets people we love.  And equally we experience the power of someone saying just the right thing at the right time and we see… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

Friday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings In today’s readings we have two different ways of approaching God, with two different outcomes.  In our first reading, we have the story of the fall of humanity from Genesis, the first book in the Bible.  Over the past week, we have heard the stories of creation: how God created the world, the… Continue reading Friday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings “Loose lips sink ships.”  That’s a saying that I learned somewhere in my early elementary school life.  I don’t think I fully understood what it meant at the time – all I appreciated was that it told me to keep my mouth shut.  But as I’ve lived and matured, I know very well… Continue reading Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. That line from Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians at the beginning of our second reading today says more about the Holy Spirit than we might catch at first. Words contain a lot of power. We know that well, because… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings “Loose lips sink ships.”  That’s a saying that I learned somewhere in my early elementary school life.  I don’t think I fully understood what it meant at the time – all I appreciated was that it told me to keep my mouth shut.  But as I’ve lived and matured, I know very well… Continue reading Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings “Loose lips sink ships.”  That’s a saying that I learned somewhere in my early elementary school life.  I don’t think I fully understood what it meant at the time – all I appreciated was that it told me to keep my mouth shut.  But as I’ve lived and matured, I know very well… Continue reading Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. You know those words very well; we proclaim them every Sunday, and will proclaim them in… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost