Monday, February 19

Your Words Today’s Responsorial Psalm reminds us that God’s words are spirit and life. When the Psalm is read in relationship to the First Reading, we see that listening and following the precepts of the [...]

2018-02-09T09:02:56+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

First Sunday of Lent, Sunday, February 18

Conflict Today’s Readings: Genesis 9:8 –15; Psalm 25:4 – 5, 6 –7, 8 – 9; 1 Peter 3:18 – 22; Mark 1:12 –15. Today’s readings place us in the midst of conflict. In the First Reading, we hear of God’s covenant with Noah after [...]

2018-02-09T09:01:37+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Saturday, February 17

Justice The First Reading continues where the reading from Isaiah left off yesterday. Isaiah’s message is one of justice. The community has a responsibility to care for the poor and suffering. When we walk in [...]

2018-02-09T09:00:19+00:00 February 17th, 2018|

ME — A RACIST?? NO WAY!!

I have just begun reading an article by the woman who is currently in leadership at Pax Christi International. They are delving deeply into peace building and in efforts to dismantle racism in the USA. [...]

2018-02-16T14:07:31+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Friday, February 16

Fasting Do you fast only because the Church has told you to do so? Isaiah’s words strongly urge us against empty fasting or ritual. For Isaiah, fasting is intimately connected to the good of the [...]

2018-02-09T09:10:50+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Thursday, February 15

Life and Death Moses’ words are a powerful reminder that God is life. Our readings invite us to deny ourselves, take up the cross, and follow. By doing this, we say yes to the law [...]

2018-02-09T08:58:18+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, February 14

Sin Is Tricky Today’s Readings: Joel 2:12 –18; Psalm 51:3 – 4, 5 –6ab, 12 –13, 14 and 17; 2 Corinthians 5:20 — 6:2; Matthew 6:1– 6, 16 –18. The Lenten season calls us to slow down and consider the areas in our life [...]

2018-02-09T08:57:25+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Reflections begin February 14

2018-02-12T11:34:21+00:00 February 9th, 2018|