Love Pours

Easter 5Acts 8:26-40 • Ps. 22:24-301 John 4:7-21 • John 15:1-8The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise my love, my fair one, and come away. The garden is ... Read more...

The Shepherd

Easter 4Acts 4:5-12 • Ps. 231 John 3:16-24 • John 10:11-18A good shepherd is committed to his sheep. He lets his résumé lapse and covets nothing imagined to be richer and greener. He pitches his tent like the W... Read more...

Baptismal Bees

Easter 3Acts 3:12-19 • Ps. 41 John 3:1-7 • Luke 24:36b-48In the Acts of the Apostles, the disciples begin to do what Jesus did; his life in them, they replicate his actions, though being careful to confess that... Read more...

The Heart of the Multitude

Easter 2Acts 4:32-35 • Ps. 1331 John 1:1-2:2 • John 20:19-31A quick conversion illustrated: the enthroned ego leading a chaotic life is replaced by an enthroned Christ who puts one’s daily agenda in manageable ... Read more...

‘Mary!’

Easter DayActs 10:34-43 or Isa. 25:6-9Ps. 118:1-2, 14-241 Cor. 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8Throw the seed of the Resurrection along the path, but do not expect the blade, the ear, and the... Read more...

The Current of Salvation

Palm SundayIs. 50:4-9a • Ps. 31:9-16 • Phil. 2:5-11Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)The liturgical resources and ap­pointed readings are extraordinarily rich. Here I turn only to St. Mark. This particular... Read more...

Hearing and Returning

The Second Sunday in LentGen. 17:1-7, 15-16 • Ps. 22:22-30Rom. 4:13-25 • Mark 8:31-38The trouble with Peter, and the reason he is momentarily called Satan, is that he does not “sense” the things of God. And alt... Read more...