March 14, 2023

Many things are happening in our world today that cause us concern – human-created situations that dominate the news. One of these is the ongoing war in Ukraine, and as I pray for its people, the Gospel passage for today becomes more challenging. In Jesus’ parable, he says a slave person owes the king ten […]

February 14, 2023

Memorial of Saints Cyril and Methodius When I read this part of the Gospel, I can honestly feel Jesus’ frustration! And I ask myself, if at that time, after seeing the ‘miracles of the bread,’ will I understand Jesus’s warning about the “leaven of the Pharisees,” or will I still think about food shortage? It’s […]

January 10, 2023

Saint Gregory of Nyssa, memorial “The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught.” Though the scripture didn’t mention what Jesus said that caused such amazement, it makes me ask myself, Am I still amazed at the teachings of Christ as I read the Scriptures? Or am I becoming too familiar that […]