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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
“I am the Lord and there is no other” (Is 45:6). The prophet Isaiah tells us, in simple yet weighty words, that God’s power is universal, loving and mysterious. Earthly power comes from God … more
Is 25:6-10 Psalm 23:1-6 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 Gospel: Mt 22:1-14 This week’s readings move along smoothly, up to a point. Isaiah looks forward to God giving a wonderful feast for … more
Is 5:1-7 Psalm 80:9, 12-16, 19-20 Phil 4:6-9 Gospel: Mt 21:33-43 The Bible is filled with images to describe God’s relationship to us. The first reading offers one such poetic passage … more
Ez 18:25-28 Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14 Phil 2:1-11 Gospel: Mt 21:28-32 This Sunday’s readings may not contain any big surprises, but there’s an important point we might overlook. The … more
Is 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Phil 1:20-24, 27 Gospel: Mt 20:1-16 Gospel parables often contain a paradox meant to open us to a deeper understanding of who God is and who we are in … more
Sir 27:30-28:7 Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12 Rom 14:7-9 Gospel: Mt 18:21-35 To get the message of today’s Gospel, ask the nearest 6-year-old. The logic of Jesus’ parable is simple: If you … more
Ez 33:7-9 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 Rom 13:8-10 Gospel: Mt 18:15-20 God desires our friendship and love. But do we really believe this? Do we live as if we were convinced that God created us in … more
1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A Psalm 85:9-14 Romans 9:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33 “God is a friend of silence,” said St. Teresa of Kolkata. Amid the noise and busyness of each day moments … more
1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 Romans 8:28-30 Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46 God desires our friendship. So much so that Jesus, the Son of God, … more
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