Deathless Life

Easter DayFirst reading and psalm: Acts 10:34-43 or Isa. 65:17-25 • Ps. 118:1-2, 14-24Alternate: 1 Cor. 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43 • John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12Every funeral is an occasion to stare down death; ... Read more...

The Weight of His Body

Palm SundayIsa. 50:4-9a • Ps. 31:9-16 • Phil. 2:5-11 • Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49The ear wakens to listen and is taught the terrible wisdom of transient praise and the vigorous march of betrayal, torture,... Read more...

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...