In the New Testament we hear Jesus saying “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” After Jesus’s Resurrection, the Apostles were teaching and the words “the Way,” or the “Nazarene sect” are used in referencing Jesus’s teachings of the resurrection and salvation. It is not familiar to me. Does this text appear in any of the Sunday readings (A, B, C years)?
In the Old Testament, there is a line which says “the tables on which was the bread of the Presence.” Is this about bread given to honor God’s presence?
Dear Holy People of God, In today’s Gospel, Matthew 14:22-33, the Lord encounters us in an emotion that is much more commonplace: fear. Many things can cause us to be afraid: the fear of the unknown, the fear of tomorrow, the fear that things might not go as I hope, the fear of newness, the […]
Have you ever thought that these four soil are four aspects of your own life? If you look at the Lord’s explanation of the soil, it becomes possible to personalize the four soils.
There’s so much good that America does in the world, and its important to say that, and remind ourselves of that. And at the same time, there’s too much to be done, and that is why we go to Jesus with all that weighs us down.
In a certain sense we are all leaders. We have leadership in the church, in society. Political leadership. Society leadership at different levels. Today’s liturgy is the opportunity to learn from the style of leadership of Jesus. The contrast is very stark. The sheep represent dependency, absolute vulnerability. The sheep are the ones that cannot […]
We embark on the journey to Emmaus which is the journey to nowhere. But it is precisely at that point when we are sinking, when nowhere is better than this place, the point of going to nowhere, that the Risen Lord enters the story.
This second Sunday of Easter has matured in our spiritual consciousness as Divine Mercy Sunday. In the second reading of this liturgy, St. Peter praises God, who has given us, thanks to His mercy, a new birth. God’s mercy is a birthing process. It’s like a mother bringing forth a new baby. When Peter writes […]
This Sunday, we celebrate what our Christian tradition calls Palm Sunday, which is the start of Holy Week. St Paul writes to us in his Letter to the Romans: “But what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Having died to make us righteous, is it […]
The Gospel of this Sunday presents us with the resuscitation of Lazarus, which is very different from the resurrection of Jesus. The former, Lazarus, dies again, as is evident from the text itself: “Meanwhile a large number of Jews heard that he (Jesus) was there and came not only on account of Jesus but also […]