17 June 2012. 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 17, 22-24; Psalm 92; Corinthians 5,6-10; Mark 4, 26-34 Parables are stories taken from ordinary life to explain a truth. Jesus uses parables to explain not just a truth, but a greater reality – that of the Kingdom of God. He uses parables in order for peopleContinue reading “Awe and Wonder”
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17 October 2010 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeExodus 17, 8-13; Psalm 121; Tim 3:14 – 4:2; Luke 18, 1-18You have two characters in the Parable of the Corrupt Judge and the Widow. The judge is completely unscrupulous. He is neither guided by divine or human law: to him, he is the law. The widow onContinue reading “Keep Praying!”
Are You Young? God needs you to save the world!
21 July 2010 Wednesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary TimeJeremiah 1, 1-10; Psalm 71; Matthew 13, 1-9For more than 30 years, I have worked with and for the young. In those years, I experienced their potential. I can say with conviction that I have seen more miracles with them than with the aged. TheyContinue reading “Are You Young? God needs you to save the world!”
This Parable Challenges. Don’t read this.
11 July 2010 15th Sunday in Ordinary TimeDeut 30, 10-14; Psalm 69; Col 1, 15-20; Luke 10: 25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan includes the two greatest commandments. It suggests that our love for our neighbor springs from our basic love for God. The first reading enjoins us to heed the voice of theContinue reading “This Parable Challenges. Don’t read this.”
To Be Rich You Have to be Empty
27 January 2010. Wednesday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time2 Sam 7, 4-17; Psalm 89; Mark 4, 1-20 In 2 Samuel 7, we see a turn-about. Establishing peace among the nations in his kingdom, King David now has the time for internal concerns, such as establishing a house for the Lord for public worship.Continue reading “To Be Rich You Have to be Empty”
Want to be Gifted?
16 November 2008 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeProv 31, 10-31; Psalm 128, 1-5; 1 Thess 5, 1-6; Matthew 25, 14-21The readings today deal with things of value. In the first reading, the skills of a good wife are to be proclaimed, praised and rewarded at the city gates. In the second reading, our vigilance andContinue reading “Want to be Gifted?”