Scripture

The Baptism of Jesus

The season of Advent is a time of preparation to make our hearts ready for an encounter with the flesh and blood humanity of Jesus.

Building a relationship with Jesus

The gospel on this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday before Christmas, presents Matthew’s narrative of Jesus’ birth.

Building a relationship with Jesus

Advent is a season of watching and preparing.

The Ultimate Decision

This week’s second reading, Colossians 1:12-20, is a Christological powerhouse.

Proof of God’s Love

Pharisees and scribes frequently confront Jesus in the Gospels, but in this passage, Sadducees question him.

‘If you’re not a sinner, there’s no place for you in the Catholic Church’

This week’s Gospel, Luke 18:9-14, highlights the importance of humility. It’s the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. The spiritual masters often call humility the foundation of the Christian life. It’s the fundamental attitude for approaching God. 1 Peter 5:5 says, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God […]

The Vulnerability of Prayer

This Sunday’s reading from Luke’s Gospel is a very familiar story. Ten lepers approach Jesus and are healed, yet only one returns to give thanks.

On Wealth and Brotherhood

Will money condemn you? This week’s gospel reading, the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) seems to say that.

Seeking to Find the Lost

Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel remind me of something that happened to me while I was living in Europe a number of years ago.

Suffering as an Education in Christian Life

uffering. Into every life a little must fall…even Christian lives. Some think that shouldn’t be the case.

Thursday
January 23, 2020
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