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Living the Wedding Vows

Today’s readings feel heavy. During this time of international strife and chaos, Jesus presents us with two hard teachings. Many people,...

This is enough, Lord!

Today’s Readings “This is enough, Lord! There have been times when I just want to say that. When I am witness to extreme pain,...

The Rejected Good Shepherd

Today's Readings Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, His mercy endures forever! In today’s first reading, St. Peter proclaims...

Met

Today’s Readings Whenever I read this passage in Luke for today’s Gospel, I am always surprised that the two disciples still didn’t...

Met

Today’s Readings Whenever I read this passage in Luke for today’s Gospel, I am always surprised that the two disciples still didn’t...

Voice of the Lord

Today begins a series of special posts that will run through the Easter season. Normally you won't see them on Sunday, but it was fitting...

Our Faith Unbinding

Today's Readings As we draw near to the end of Lent, my hope and prayer is that you have felt the peaceful loving arms of Jesus over...

Learning Not to Look for Answers

Today's Readings Today’s Gospel reading contains a familiar and one of the most quoted verses, “For God so loved the world that he gave...

What’s in the water you’re drinking?

In the gospel reading I’m reminded Jesus is the brazen rabble-rouser that I always forget about. “At that moment his disciples returned,...

The Company We Keep

Today’s Readings We tend to focus on the highlight – what happened at the top of the mountain. We thank God for the deliverance of Isaac...

Searching for Hope

Today's Readings A sign. As continue living through this pandemic. With a winter that is daily adding pain and suffering. We enter in to...

Unsolicited Love

Today's Readings February 14th - Valentine’s Day holds many expectations for people. Some may be thinking along the lines of roses and...

Out of the Drudgery

Today’s Readings Today’s readings seem rough at first. They speak of drudgery, work, stewardship, early mornings, and vast crowds. The...

Just Before

Today’s Readings “Repent, and believe in the gospel.” We are quick to point out where others need to repent, where people fall short,...

Making Space

Today's Readings We have hit the post-Christmas lull. For many, it means dry January and new year resolutions and goals. Ordinary time...

Baptism of the Lord

Today’s Readings In the readings today we find a tripartite stratum that gives us a deeper sense of the meaning of our baptismal call. To...

An Epiphany Defying Expectations

Today’s Readings The Magi set out. They knew what they were about. They were wise, wealthy, prepared with gifts and likely a large...

Holy Family

I was late to my son’s baptism. Not ‘arrive-during-the-Gloria’ late but ‘arrive-during-the-homily-and-almost-miss-the-actual-baptismal-ri...

Open and Empty Hands

Today’s Readings I have tried for several hours to write this reflection, it is now late at night on Christmas Eve. There are currently...

Mary's No

Today’s Readings - Including the Gospel referenced below. Mary is frequently portrayed as docile, head bowed, the very picture of...