He gives, we receive

Scripture readings for today Isaiah 49: 1-6 Psalm 71: 1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15, and 17 John 12: 21-33, 36-38 In the Gospel today, we see the extreme and radical love God has for His people. Jesus predicts two different betrayals and yet still loves those who will betray...

The Gaze of Jesus

Scripture readings for today Isaiah 49:8-15 Psalm 145: 8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18 John 5:17-30 My favorite verse of the reading from Isaiah today is “I will never forget you”.  That just gives me chills! To think that the God of the entire Universe, who has...

Our Nothingness, His Greatness

Scripture readings for today Jeremiah 17: 5-10 Psalm 1: 1-2, 3, 4, & 6 Luke 16:19-31 It’s amazing the difference two perspectives can have on scripture readings. Sometimes I try to imagine how the characters of the Gospel would interpret the readings for the...

Why Are We Fasting?

Scripture readings for today Isaiah 58: 1-9a Psalm 51: 3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19 Matthew 9: 14-15 It can easily be seen that the common theme of the readings today is the meaning of fasting. And what better day to have this theme than the first Friday of Lent, only a few days...