The First Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings I don’t know about you, but I always find this weekend after Thanksgiving to be a little strange.  Here is a weekend when we can barely clear the plates at the Thanksgiving dinner table before we have to make room for Christmas.  And I’m not talking about the religious observance of the Incarnation of our… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent

The First Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings We’ve gathered here today on the precipice of something new.  Do you feel it?  Do you come here with a sense of hope and expectation?  Are you on the edge of your seat?  Well, if not, I certainly hope you will be by the end of Advent.  That’s what it’s all about.  The… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Today’s readings “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.” How willing are we to see everything and every situation as a gift… Continue reading Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

The First Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame. Those are the very first words in the Roman Missal’s Proper of Time. … Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent

The First Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings Sometimes I think when it was time to pass out patience, I was in some other line. Waiting can be a real challenge for me, and I usually fill up the waiting time with worrying or something equally pointless. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in that. None of us likes to wait:… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent

The First Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame. Those are the very first words in the Roman Missal’s Proper of Time. … Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent

The Ascension of the Lord

Today’s readings For some reason, whenever I’m in the car with my mother, taking her wherever it is we need to go, we seem to get all the red lights. After we stop for a dozen of them or so, it becomes kind of a joke, and she just laughs and says, “well, it’s because… Continue reading The Ascension of the Lord