Category Archives: Scripture

Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 5:1-7

Jesus taught in parables, but he wasn’t the only one. Maybe the prophet Isaiah had an actual friend. But that was so long ago, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that God cares, but according to the prophet, he has … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Teach?

One thing all Catholics agree on is that Jesus sets a pretty high standard. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain says the pope cannot change the Church’s “teaching” because Jesus established it. But what did Jesus actually establish, and did … Continue reading

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More Elder Siblings

If you think Jesus is preaching about economics in this past weekend’s Gospel reading, our associate pastor said during the homily, you have missed the point. Sunday’s cycle A reading for Ordinary #25 is delicious. The whole debate, discussion, foaming … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Genesis 4:1-15

I have never heard this passage from the early mythology of Genesis proclaimed and preached at a Reconciliation Liturgy. The tale of Cain and Abel is one of the saddest in the Bible. At least I find it so. In … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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