Category Archives: Scripture

Praying From A Psalter

With desire and longing on my mind in my own spiritual journey, I turn to the psalms these days, especially psalms of longing. Psalm 62 I chose for a staff meeting this morning, which included: Wait, my soul, silent for … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Scripture, spirituality | Leave a comment

Sometimes The Bible Makes No #$%& Sense

Can I say that? May I? I’ve been working through the Book of Wisdom for my daily Lectio Divina. It started off really well. If I were doing a book review, I would say that the first eleven chapters were … Continue reading

Posted in Scripture | Leave a comment

Reconciliation Lectionary: Mark 10:32-45

Jesus and his disciples are on their way to Jerusalem–the final hour approaches. He predicts his Passion, and offers great detail. Peter is not the one with foot in mouth in this episode. James and John jockey for top billing … Continue reading

Posted in Rite of Penance, Scripture | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Reconciliation Lectionary: Mark 2:1-12

The appendix of the Rite of Penance offers a handful of themes to those prepare a liturgy. That preparation might involve a communal service at the Church. But it might well lead to a home celebration. In that instance, the … Continue reading

Posted in Rite of Penance, Scripture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reconciliation Lectionary: Mark 12:28-34

The inquiry about the greatest commandment appears in two other Gospels (Matthew 22:34ff and Luke 10:25ff). The former is a suggestion for a Penance liturgy under the theme of “Love is the fullness of the law.” I suppose Mark’s version … Continue reading

Posted in Rite of Penance, Scripture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reconciliation Lectionary: Wisdom 11:22-12:2

The book of Wisdom can be difficult. At least I have found it so. It is also rich with very lyrical passages. These are well-represented in the Lectionary, notably in the sacrament of Penance and for funerals. As I was … Continue reading

Posted in Rite of Penance, Scripture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

On Retreat

Posting will continue to be light for another day or three. I’ve been on duty at the annual student leader retreat. Our diocesan retreat house has an image of us on its Facebook page. Our youngest member of our retreat … Continue reading

Posted in Lectio Divina, Ministry, Scripture | Leave a comment