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Friday 32nd Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Friday 32nd Week of the Year Luke 17:26-37 The beautiful thing about our relationship with the Lord is that when we prepare ourselves for him to come, he comes today! Before Hurricane Irma hit Florida, I checked my phone to see when the last major hurricane hit the Tampa Bay area. It […]

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Wednesday 32nd Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Wednesday 32nd Week of the Year Luke 17:11-19 The story of the 10 lepers – When we have nothing to give him but our ills and our sorrows, He heals us as we go on our way. Once again Jesus catches us off guard. Usually, he heals someone on the spot. But […]

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Tuesday 32nd Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Tuesday 32nd Week of the Year Luke 17:7-10 Did you know that the Greek translation for the term “unprofitable” in this context means literally that the disciples are “without need.” I can see the servant in the gospel wiping his brow walking up the steps into his master’s house. All he wants […]

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Monday 32nd Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Monday 32nd Week of the Year Luke 17:1-6 If you have a mulberry tree in your soul, ask Jesus to cast it into the sea. Has there ever been a record of a mulberry tree being uprooted and planted in the sea because a Christian said so? Never – even Jesus never […]

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THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME In search of heavenly bodies Church father Tertullian insisted: “The flesh is the hinge of salvation.” Cyril of Jerusalem concurred: “Do not believe anyone who maintains that our bodies have nothing to do with God.” These thoughts countered religious schools disdaining the body and viewing only the purely spiritual soul […]

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Saturday 31st Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Saturday 31st Week of the Year Luke 16:9-15 Jesus is asking us to be faithful to him in the little things we do every day. Jesus is teaching us that the master of this world can easily govern our thinking, shape our ideas and control our hearts with all their choices. Wealth, […]

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Friday 31st Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Friday 31st Week of the Year Luke 16:1-8. We never lose anything we give away to others. Jesus calls the dishonest steward crafty when he was dishonest with his master’s wealth. When push came to shove, he wasn’t afraid to recognize his limits. “What shall I do? Dig ditches? No way! I […]

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