Scripture Reflection . . . Eighteenth Dunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Exodus 16:2-4;12-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 78 “The Lord gave them bread from heaven.” Second Reading: Ephesians 4:17,20-24 Gospel: John 6:24-35 Today’s readings continue to reveal that the kingdom of God cannot be found at the level of our mind ( the questioning of… Continue reading August 5th – Living at the heart level
Scripture Reflection . . . Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44 Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 145 “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.” Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6 Gospel: John 6:1-15 After feeding a large crowd (with five loaves of bread and two fish!) Jesus directs his disciples, “Gather… Continue reading July 29th – Nothing wasted
Scripture Reflection. . . Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Resposorial Psalm: Psalm 23. “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” Second Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18 Gospel: Mark 6:30-34 In today’s Gospel, Jesus has pity on the people becaus “they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Sheep without a… Continue reading July 22nd – What are we looking for?
Scripture Reflection . . . Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Amos 7:12-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 85 “Lord, let me see your kindness and grant us your salvation.” Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14 Gospel: Mark 6:7-13 ”Take nothing for the journey but a walking stick . . .” As a child my family frequently went… Continue reading Traveling light
Scripture Reflection . . . Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 92: “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.” Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 The Readings today bring forth images of abundance and generosity that call forth gratitude. We hear of lofty mountains, majestic… Continue reading June 17th – Thank you!
Scripture Reflection . . . Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Genesis 3:9-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 130 “With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.” Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 Yesterday a father and his young 3-year old daughter were visiting our array of farm animals out behind our… Continue reading June 10th – Seeing the unseen
Scripture Reflection . . . Palm Sunday Procession Reading Mark 11:1-10 First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 22 “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47 “Morning after morning [God] opens my ear that I might hear.” (Isaiah). One part of the Passion Scriptures that is… Continue reading March 25th – Holy Emptiness