Scripture Reflection . . . First Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98 Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8 – 13 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 The Readings for this the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time appear to follow this sequence: an experience of healing, an act of gratitude, deepening of faith. In the Second Book of Kings, Naaman… Continue reading October 9th – Gratitude, an expression of faith.
Scripture Reflection . . . In today’s First Reading we hear Habakkuk crying out about the injustice and God’s apparent silence “How long, O Lord? I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ But you do not intervene “(Habakkuk 1:2). St. Paul in the Second Reading encourages Timothy… Continue reading October 2nd – Light in darkness
Scripture Reflection . . . First Reading: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 51 Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Gospel: Luke 15: 1 – 32 The Parable of the Prodigal Son is becoming one of my favorite scripture passages. It is here that I have the clearest sense of the love and mercy of God.… Continue reading September 11th – Deeper than sight
Scripture Reflection . . . Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Isaiah 66: 18 -21 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 117 Second Reading: Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Gospel: Luke 13:22-30 A movie entitled The Way (2010) details the journey of a father who takes up the pilgrimage of St. James, also known as El Camino de Santiago, in memory of… Continue reading August 21st – The Way
Scripture Reflection . . . 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Jeremiah 38: 4-6, 8 -10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40 Seconding Reading: Hebrews 12: 1-4 Luke 12:49-53 The Author of the Letter to the Hebrews calls us to ” . . . persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our… Continue reading August 14th – Spiritual Olympics
Scripture Reflection . . . Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Wisdom 18: 6-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 33 Second Reading: Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19 Gospel: Luke 12:32-48 Today’s readings remind me of another scripture passage in which Jesus’ disciples ask him to give them more faith (Luke 17:5-7). He responds that faith the size… Continue reading August 7th – Waiting in Faith
Scripture Reflection . . . 18th Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1: 2; 2:21-23 Responsorial Psalm 90 Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-5; 9-11 Gospel: Luke 12:13-21 “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts” (Psalm 90). What if these words were the secret to a meaningful, joy-filled life? Maybe they are. Let’s consider… Continue reading July 31st – Listening with Hope