Scripture Reflection. . . Eighteenth Sunday is Ordinary Time First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2;2:21-23 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90 “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.” Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-11 Gospel: Luke 12:13-21 I tend to want to skim over the reading from Ecclesiastes with its tone of futility. However, this feeling that nothing… Continue reading August 4th – What really matters?
Scripture Reflection . . . Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: Genesis 18:20-32 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 138 “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.” Second Reading: Colossians 2:12-14 Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 The Scriptures today offer us the view of a relational God: a trinity of persons who desires to be… Continue reading July 28th – There. Here. Within
Scripture Reflection . . . Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 69 “Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.” Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-20 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 Today’s Readings remind me of another scripture passage from Matthew’s gospel (22:36-42). Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the… Continue reading July 14th – Law of Love
Scripture Reflection. . . Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Isaiah 66: 10-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 66 “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.” Second Reading: Galatians 6:14-18 Gospel: Luke 10:1-12;17-20 The word “rejoice” show up six times in the Scriptures chosen for today, not to mention the references to joy.… Continue reading July 7th – The choice to rejoice
Scripture Reflection . . . Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 1 Kings 19:16 -21 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 16 “You are my inheritance, O Lord.” Second Reading: Galatians 5:1,13-18 Luke 9:51-62 Each of the Scripture Readings today depict individuals who have such a deep sense of God’s desire for them that they are willing… Continue reading June 30th – Clothed in Love
Scripture Reflection. . . The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ First Reading: Genesis 14:18-20 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 110 “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Gospel: Luke 9:11-17 From the First Reading today we hear of the Blessing bestowed on Abram (to be Abraham) by… Continue reading June 23rd – Generosity outdone
Scripture Reflection. . . The Most Holy Trinity First Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 8 “O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!” Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5 Gospel: John 16:12-15 Most homilies on this feast tend to focus on the inability to explain or understand the Holy Trinity. Which may… Continue reading June 16th – Love poured out