Just Such a Time as This

Pentecost 18First reading: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22; Ps. 124 Alternate: Num. 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Ps. 19:7-14 • James 5:13-20 • Mark 9:38-50Divine election presupposes an inescapable responsibility. A story... Read more...

Christ in the World

Pentecost 16First reading: Prov. 1:20-33; Ps. 19 or Wis. 7:26-8:1 Alternate: Isa. 50:4-9a; Ps. 116:1-8 • James 3:1-12 • Mark 8:27-38Ask any teacher. Students who hate knowledge and spurn correction travel towar... Read more...

Be Nice and Be Bold

Pentecost 15First reading: Prov. 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Ps. 125 Alternate: Isa. 35:4-7a; Ps. 146 • James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 • Mark 7:24-37We do not need a religious reason for every good deed, nor a divine pro... Read more...

Learning Love

Pentecost 14First reading: Song 2:8-13; Ps. 45:1-2, 7-10 Alternate: Deut. 4:1-2, 6-9; Ps. 15 • James 1:17-27 • Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23When faith starts, it may start in apparent folly; it may start as unbridle... Read more...

Denouement

Pentecost 13First reading: 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43; Ps. 84 Alternate: Josh. 24:1-2a, 14-18; Ps. 34:15-22 • Eph. 6:10-20 • John 6:56-69“Evil people make use of all the good creations of God,” St. Au... Read more...

What the Heart Craves

Pentecost 11First reading:  2 Sam. 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Ps. 130Alternate: 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8Eph. 4:25-5:2 • John 6:35, 41-51“I am the bread of life,” Jesus tells the grumbling crowd. It’s an immens... Read more...