January 29, 2020

The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to you. The imagery with which God speaks to Nathan, inspires him to share the entire vision with David. God revealed to Nathan David’s longing to build a house for God would take place only by his son, explaining that he had not dwelt in […]

October 30, 2019

For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last. St. Paul reminds us in the first reading that, “all things work for the good for those who love God.” Jesus is asking us to find the pathway of his love, to “strive to enter through the narrow […]

July 31, 2019

Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola “The Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.” In the first reading we see Moses coming down from the mountain with the commandments. I envision him being overwhelmed with humility, bringing down the law of God’s transforming love. But the children of Israel are afraid […]

May 29, 2019

“For ‘In him we live and move and have our being.’” At the very core of our existence is a longing for love and security. St. Paul knew from his own experience that without finding Jesus Christ this longing from the depths of his being would not be fulfilled. St. Paul was confirmed in his […]

January 30, 2019

“Do you not understand this parable?” We, who are blessed to hear the word of God and let it set deeply in our souls, desire the seed of God to flower to full-bloom. Living in this garden requires a personal pruning, feeding, and watering to keep it alive. In the first reading we hear, “By […]

December 14, 2018

Memorial of St. John of the Cross Jesus poses a question for us today, asking if the present generation would be “like children who sit in marketplaces” playing games and complaining when the other children do not play along. The present generation of Jesus’ day listened neither to John the Baptist nor to Jesus. But […]

November 30, 2018

Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Close your eyes for a moment and let the above words resound in your mind. They swiftly find their way to the heart. We imagine Jesus’ voice, the voice of God calling. In today’s responsorial, we hear “Your words […]

October 29, 2018

We hear the words “Be imitators of God” in today’s first reading. We again hear it in the responsorial psalm (“Behave like God . . .) which brings us to the gospel where Jesus heals on the Sabbath and is indignantly criticized by the leaders of the synagogue. We enter God’s presence in a very […]

August 29, 2018

The Passion of John the Baptist St. Paul prays in the first reading that “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with [us] all.” In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, grace is, “our participation in the life of God.” Our life in God is born of the cross of Jesus Christ, a life-giving […]

July 31, 2018

In today’s first reading “our eyes are streaming with tears.” We are overwhelmed, consumed by hunger and thinking about our incurable wound. Our eucharistic Lord is our restoration. Jesus shows us the way to salvation: the way of the cross by his life, death, and resurrection. “He who sows good seed is the Son of […]