Sunday's Readings

Fastened to God

Fifth Sunday in LentIsa. 43:16-21 • Ps. 126 • Phil. 3:4b-14 • John 12:1-8Although the eternal riches of God exceed all we can ask or imagine, the mind and heart necessarily reach for images and thoughts to assi... Read more...

Newness

Lent 4Josh. 5:9-12 • Ps. 32 • 2 Cor. 5:16-21 • Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32The first time manna falls from heaven it is greeted with a question: “What is it?” (Ex. 16:15). This fine flaky substance on the surface of the... Read more...

The Life of Moses

Lent 3Ex. 3:1-15 • Ps. 63:1-8 • 1 Cor. 10:1-13 • Luke 13:1-9As he arrives at Horeb, the mountain of God, Moses sees an angel of the Lord revealing the mystery of the Incarnation. For “this light did not shine f... Read more...

Upward

Lent 2Gen. 15:1-12; 17-18 • Ps. 27 • Phil. 3:17-4:1 • Luke 13:31-35The summons to “lift up your hearts” is a clear admission that without such invocations we are apt to fall back upon our failures, limitations,... Read more...

Until the End

First Sunday in LentDeut. 26:1-11 • Ps. 91:1-2, 9-16 • Rom. 10:8b-13 • Luke 4:1-13The first fruits are gathered in full knowledge that this is “the bounty of the Lord,” and thus a return is required. Only in gi... Read more...

Luminous with God’s Glory

Epiphany 5Neh. 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 • Ps. 19 • 1 Cor. 12:12-31a • Luke 4:14-21Today’s readings speak of veils and of veilings and unveilings. In Exodus we hear the story of Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai, where t... Read more...

God’s Ecstatic Love

Epiphany 4Jer. 1:4-10 • Ps. 71:1-6 • 1 Cor. 13:1-13 • Luke 4:21-30Today’s readings speak to us of vocation and of origin and of family, as well as of the often turbulent transition from childhood to maturity. J... Read more...

More Than We Expect

Epiphany 2Isa. 62:1-5 • Ps. 36:5-10 • 1 Cor. 12:1-11 • John 2:1-11The Gospel for this Sunday relates the story of the wedding at Cana. It is a familiar story to Christians, but its very familiarity can obscure ... Read more...

Jesus Redeems the Waters

First Sunday after the EpiphanyIsa. 43:1-7 • Ps. 29 • Acts 8:14-17 • Luke 3:15-17, 21-22The Gospel reading for this day begins with confusion among the people on whether John might be the Messiah. John recounts... Read more...