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Thursday 13th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Thursday 13th Week of the Year Matthew 9:1-8. When Jesus tells a paralytic to have courage, he’s inviting him to walk with him in newness of life. “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.” “Courage, child ” speaks how Jesus sees this man. Jesus […]

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Wednesday 13th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Wednesday 13th Week of the Year Matthew 8:28-34 The healing grace of Jesus always has the potential to bring together people estranged from each other. Paganism thrived in the Gadarene territory which Jesus entered. They did not follow the Jewish prohibition of raising pigs. Such an occupation didn’t bother Jesus as he […]

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Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle July 3

Today’s Readings Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle July 3 John 20:24-29. The Lord is teaching us that through the doubts of St. Thomas, all people have a place in the heart of Jesus. There is something in the story that gives us great comfort. Even way back then at our very beginning, we find […]

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Monday 13th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Monday 13th Week of the Year Matthew 8:18-20 Interruptions can be nerve-racking at the moment they happen. We are right in the middle of something important, something comes up, and we have to drop everything. Parents with small children know this so well.   Most of our interruptions are not life-changing like the […]

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13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Readings THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Don’t be afraid to ask Need is all around: a sick child here, a chronically ailing elder there. Meanwhile, multitudes languish with inadequate education, or possibly a simple lack of inspiration. We all wait more desperately than we imagine for healing to come, for a word to rouse […]

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Saints Peter and Paul,  Apostles June 29

Today’s Mass Readings Saints Peter and Paul,  Apostles June 29 Matthew 16:13-19. Saints Peter and Paul – The Original Odd Couple Do you remember the comedy, the “Odd Couple”? We might think that Oscar and Felix were the original “Odd Couple.” In so many ways they were complete opposites. No, the original Odd Couple was […]

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Tuesday 12th week Of the Year

Today’s Readings Tuesday 12th week Of the Year. Matthew 7:6, 12-14 When people see what Christians are like, then they want to be Christians too. When Jesus touches a person’s heart, and they know his mercy personally, they ask in one way or another, “Why doesn’t everyone believe in Jesus?” For as many people there […]

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