Once upon a Time, Again
(2nd Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31)
The life of the first believers, as described in Acts, seems almost too good to be true. Their enthusiasm for the teaching of the apostles, for common prayer,...
The Greatest Promise
(Easter: Readings from the Easter Vigil and the Sunday are too many to list)
In the fourth reading of the Easter Vigil, God says through Isaiah: “For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great tenderness I will take you back. In an...
(Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14—27:66)
At the opening of today’s Liturgy, we hear the account of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Later, we hear the story of the...
Death, Life, Love, Hope
(5th Sunday of Lent: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45)
Jesus was, in a way, testing Martha’s faith, when he said, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will...
(4th Sunday of Lent: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41)
David was anointed with oil by Samuel, and “from that day on, the spirit of the Lord rushed upon David.” One of the many peaceful images in today’s Psalm is,...