Who You Are vs. Who You Say You Are


Wednesday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time Jesus calls out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees most pointedly because of their inconsistency. They were intent on setting themselves up as righteous leaders for others… Continue reading

Somewhere Between Everything & Nothing


Tuesday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time On the one hand Paul addressing the Thessalonians, reminds them not to get caught up in reports of Jesus’ imminent return, but to persevere in love… Continue reading

Send New Spirit into Dry Bones


St. Pius X, Pope The valley of dry bones was a symbol of Israel in exile. God promised not only that he could create a vast army out of these dry bones and… Continue reading

Home, Cleansing Water, & a New Spirit


St. Bernard, Abbot & Doctor It was a light at the end of a long dark tunnel for a people in exile. God would bring them back to their own land, wash them… Continue reading

Eternal Life & a Place at the Banquet


Wednesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time The parable about the workers in the vineyard receiving just compensation for a day’s work is not about economic justice. It is about God’s abundant generosity.… Continue reading

Idolatry Revisted


Tuesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time Whenever this gospel passage came up in my youth, I would also hear that money is the devil’s manure. Then some shrewd church administrator would add,… Continue reading

We Are Tired of Being Tired


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Conflict is a total turn-off. I think it’s because I ‘m a middle child. I like that people live together in peace and get along smoothly and work… Continue reading

Our Hardness of Heart Notwithstanding


St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest & Martyr The early Christian community was plagued with divisions that had to be addressed. Jesus’ teachings on reconciliation and forgiveness are reminders of God’s gracious mercy and willingness… Continue reading

The Outer Limits of Forgiveness


Thursday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time If reconciliation is the goal, we cannot be too quick to dismiss any hint or sign that damage to a relationship or a break in communion… Continue reading

Why Flog a Dead Horse?


Wednesday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time For any friendship or relationship to continue, there would be a need for both sides or all parties concerned to desire that it continue. All it… Continue reading

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