Unbound

Scripture readings for today ‘’This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.‘’ There is so much excitement in the air today and rightly so. Our Savior has paid the price for our sins and He has conquered death. Today we celebrate the foundation of our...

A Relationship Made New

Scripture readings for today Tonight is the Easter Vigil, and I thought a short reflection appropriate. Many people have spent this week reflecting on Jesus’ suffering and death. Tonight at Mass, there will be numerous readings to reflect upon, and we will also join...

We are nothing

Scripture readings for today We are nothing. We are poor. We are hopeless. We are desperate. We are empty. We are incomplete. I just returned from Holy Thursday Mass. A celebration that is so beautiful, so solemn, so intriguing. I was waiting for inspiration to write...

Welcoming all

Scripture readings for today Have you ever been part of a foot-washing ceremony? When I had this blessing, I experienced a great deal of humble love on both sides of the basin. And it is another ceremony where we experience the gift of touch. Jesus with skin on. In...

“Jesus, I trust in you”

Scripture readings for today Several years ago, there was a commercial for Calgon foam bath that showed a housewife, who appeared to be frantic and stressed as the phone rang, the kids cried, the dishes piled up, and the dog barked. The woman stops what she is doing...

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...

Resurrection

Scripture readings for today You can never be too dead for a resurrection. These are the profound words that I read while scrolling through twitter the other day. For some reason the sentiment stopped me in my tracks.  You can never be too dead for a resurrection. ...

Holy Week

Scripture readings for today There are 52 weeks in a year, but there is only one week we call “holy”. What will you do to enter into the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus this week? Will it be a time of fruitful prayer and reflection or just another week on the...

“What are we going to do?”

Scripture readings for today Imagine your work place. At some point a new colleague arrives, one who seems to be very smart, speaks three languages, always with a brilliant idea and the right solution handy. He never complains of too much work or of the neurosis of...

Be a witness

Scripture readings for today “If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me.” As I read through the scripture passage for today, this was the line that kept sticking out to me. It resonated and stayed with me. I knew God wanted to speak to me...