It might as well be Advent because this reading from Luke’s gospel about the birth of John the Baptist is pregnant with two important features that foreshadow the story of Jesus’ birth.
A reflection on the readings from the Mass of the Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension. (Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Mk 16:15-20)
Readings: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48 Our God is a god of action. God breathes life into Adam’s lungs and puts his spirit into the universe. Saint […]
On this Good Friday, we recall Jesus’ words, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” from Psalm 22, which foretells Christ’s crucifixion. The Bible just has this one line, but chances are Jesus may have been reciting the entire psalm on the cross.
A couple weeks ago Loyola Press offered a 3-Minute Retreat on the following verse of scripture: The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the […]
Every year we celebrate Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. It celebrates Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, the crowds buzzing with excitement. All four gospels have a Palm Sunday account. […]
A couple Sundays ago I went with a friend to her non-denominational church. They always have great music and good sermons. Before the pastor began to preach, a lady went to the podium to talk about the community’s 40-day Lenten series that has been underway. She began to talk about […]
Today’s Gospel at Mass is the famous passage in Matthew where Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. It’s where we get the Our Father prayer. And he first says to […]
Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 In Ignatian circles you’ll often hear someone say that, sure, it’s easy to find God in a sunset or from a mountaintop or in a beautiful vista, but […]