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Friday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Friday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 16:24-28 Letting go of ourselves can be the most freeing experience of our lives. It is common practice for someone to ask a priest to anoint them with the Sacrament of the Sick before surgery. It’s also very common to be anxious before surgery. It can […]

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Wednesday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Wednesday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 15:21-28. We learn from the Canaanite woman in the gospel that however many strikes are against us, Jesus will show us mercy. Things are not always as they appear. At first look, Jesus does not seem at all interested in this woman who seeks a healing […]

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Tuesday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Tuesday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 14:22-36 We all know how good a gentle breeze feels on a hot afternoon. That’s nothing compared to that gentle breeze inside our spirits. After the disciples dismissed the crowds, Jesus dismisses the disciples. You can just hear his thoughts, “I need some peace and quiet.” […]

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Thursday 17th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Thursday 17th Week of the Year Matthew 13:47-53 Whole segments of our society are being polarized and there seems to be no end in sight. The parable of the net thrown into the sea seems pretty straightforward. We keep the good fish to take home with us and throw away the bad fish. […]

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Wednesday 17th Week of the Year.

Today’s Readings Wednesday 17th Week of the Year Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus uses parables to describe the great joy people come to experience when they make God’s kingdom the true treasure of their lives. It is easy to equate the Buried Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price in today’s gospel with winning the lottery. We […]

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