Sunday Scripture
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Lovely melodies have been written for today’s responsorial psalm (the response is “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will”), which make for pleasant congregational … more
There’s something about the beginning of a new year that makes us want to start afresh. Television reality makeover shows tap into this natural human desire to begin anew. Something in all of … more
At Christmas, we are dealing with incomprehensibles.The one through whom God brought everything into existence and gave every living thing life — his Son — received human life from a … more
The midpoint of Advent is a perfect place to pause and take spiritual stock of our journey to the awesome, wondrous gift of the coming of God in Jesus, the word made flesh. With less than two weeks … more
The readings today announce good news that answers some of our greatest desires. But it is surprising in more ways than one. What we would like is a world justly ordered for the benefit of … more
“One of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus” (Lk 23:39). On an outcropping of limestone just outside a gate of Jerusalem, two men who had committed crimes and one who had not were … more
Hearing this Sunday’s Gospel we might be tempted to say, “There’s nothing new under the sun,” in the words of Ecclesiastes. The Gospel opens with people admiring the grandeur and beauty of … more
If asked to sum up Christianity in a single word, what would you say? Answers that come to my mind are “Jesus” and “love.” If we look at the question in terms of the goal of Christian life, … more
What is your image of God? How do you envision God as you pray and reflect on God’s word? Has your childhood image of God developed into a deeper understanding of who God is and who you are in … more
Sometimes when I submit my thoughts on the Scripture readings to the editor, she sends back an email asking me to supply a “reflection starter.” I don’t think she’ll make that request this … more
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