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...

Treasure Chests

EpiphanyIsa. 60:1-6 • Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14 • Eph. 3:1-12 • Matt. 2:1-12The Greek root of Epiphany refers to a disclosure, and a primary aspect of the feast day is God’s disclosure of himself to the nations. This i... Read more...

Law and Grace

Christmas 1Isa. 61:10-62:3 • Ps. 147 or 147:13-21 • Gal. 3:23-25, 4:4-7 • John 1:1-18Believing the Good News does not require believing that everything which precedes it is bad news. “Now before faith came, we ... Read more...