Sunday Scripture
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On this first Sunday of Advent, the word of God offers a timely message. For the sights and sounds of the season bring multiple distractions into our daily routines. There is the sensory overload of … more
Some Sundays in church I sit and listen to the Scripture readings waiting for something to strike me, but nothing does. All of it is good and important, but nothing shouts “this is meant for you … more
Our bundle of Scripture texts today communicates various calls to action. “Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth,” St. John counsels in the second reading. We should keep … more
Today we hear from Job, who lost all his children in a disaster and contracted a painful disease. I picture him as a character in a play, seated on a dimly lit stage, with other members of the cast … more
Kenneth Clark, noted art historian, tells the story of the evacuation of the National Gallery of Art in London while the city struggled under heavy bombardment during World War II. To save the … more
The deaf man in today’s Gospel must have known fear. For his speech impediment ensured that he was alone and helpless. He would have known the pain … more
Opportunities to grow in holiness are found in ordinary moments of each day — and so are temptations. In the daily routines of family life, work and study, we are tempted to compromise our … more
Exodus 17:3-7 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 Gospel: John 4:5-42 What is it that has causes you to follow a man who walked the earth about … more
Servant love is the heart of missionary discipleship. We may teach the truth effectively, share the moral demands of the Gospel boldly, and partake in public and personal prayer with devotion. But … more
Chances are most of us struggle to keep up with New Year’s resolutions. I don’t know about you, but I’ve fallen behind on my spiritual resolutions already! Thanks be to God we have the fast … more
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