The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

Today’s readings Perhaps the greatest sin of modern times, maybe of all time, is that we sometimes forget who we are. Politicians forget that they are elected officials, given the trust of the people they serve, and so they become embroiled in scandal or sell themselves to special interest groups. Church leaders forget that they… Continue reading The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

The First Sunday of Lent: Remember Who You Are

Today’s readings It’s really easy for us to forget who we are. That’s what all that tempting in the desert was all about. The devil wanted Jesus to forget who he was, what he came to do, and so then have power over him. He would have Jesus forget that real hunger is not satisfied… Continue reading The First Sunday of Lent: Remember Who You Are

The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I often wonder how people get through the hard times of their lives if they don’t have faith.  We can all probably think of a time in our lives when we were sorely tested, when our lives were turned upside-down, and, looking back, we can’t figure out how we lived through it except… Continue reading The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

Today’s readings The devil wants more than anything for us to forget who we are.  He really didn’t care if Jesus ruined his fast by turning some stones into bread, or if he killed himself trying to test God, and he certainly had no intention of making him king of the world.  What he wanted,… Continue reading The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Satan uses all sorts of things to trip us up, and he can be seen front and center in today’s readings. In the first reading, he has this curious dialogue with God about Job, who will suffer much in the readings to come this week. Satan points out that it is no big… Continue reading Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s first reading, like the first readings we’ve had last week during daily Mass, kind of makes you cringe.  But these readings are here for a purpose, and the Church wants us to read them for a reason.  The story we have been getting is one of salvation rejected by the ones who… Continue reading Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I think today’s reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a good one for us to hear.  How often are we beset by all the frustrations of the world, and all of the sadness that our own lives can sometimes bring?  I’m not saying that every day is horrible, but we… Continue reading Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

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