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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 17th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Tuesday 17th Week of the Year Matthew 13:36-40 Why presume God’s mercy when we can claim it so easily? Presumptions can be very dangerous. A presumption is a belief that something is true because it seems reasonable. It is not based on evidence.   Someone may assume, “A policeman has never caught me speeding, […]

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Monday 12th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Monday 12th Week of the Year Matthew 7:1-5. Spending so much energy on condemning someone, can cause us to have less time or ability to look past their faults and see the person with their motives and feelings. I’m sure we all remember the gospel passage when the crowd was surrounding a woman […]

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Saturday 11th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Saturday 11th Week of the Year. Matthew 6:24-34. A couple of years ago a tornado wiped out part of the whole city near my sister’s home in Illinois. I was visiting there just a couple of days after it happened. We drove around block after block, looking at driveways leading to a foundation […]

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Monday 2nd Week of Lent

Today’ Mass Readings Monday 2nd Week of Lent Daniel 9: 4B-10; Luke 6:36-38 As we are going along this season of grace, we can easily be lulled into thinking that we are doing okay with our Lenten resolutions. If we look at those resolutions, hopefully, we can feel pretty good about ourselves. But Lent is […]

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