Monthly Archives: February 2011

How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God!

Today’s gospel reading is sometimes a difficult one for many people to swallow, especially in an affluent society.  However, the difficulty that the wealthy have in embracing the demands of the gospel with regard to charity can be seen in … Continue reading

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Motherly imagery for God

Today’s first reading hits us with a bit of a surprise.  Here we find motherly imagery for God: Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me; my LORD has forgotten me.” Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for … Continue reading

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A site focusing on Lectio Divina

As I was reflecting on what to write on today’s gospel reading, I came across this website put together by the Carmelites.  They have daily reflections as well that focus more on lectio divina.  Check out about mid-way down the … Continue reading

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True friendship

Today’s first reading from the Book of Sirach is a beautiful description of true friendship: A kind mouth multiplies friends and appeases enemies, and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings. Let your acquaintances be many, but one in a thousand your … Continue reading

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A blessed life from A to Z

Psalm 1 is the responsorial for today, and it is probably my favorite Psalm in the entire Bible.  Because it is impossible really to know the mind of an ancient writer, it is difficult to know what to make of … Continue reading

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Tolerance for those outside

I was reading today in the Sacra Pagina commentary on the Gospel of Mark.  And, I was struck by the explanation given on the episode in the gospel reading for today: The episode of the “strange exorcist” in 9:38-41 is … Continue reading

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We have a feast for a chair? – The feast of the chair of St. Peter

Well, this one was new on me, but today is the feast of the chair of St. Peter.  Of course, it’s not really about the chair.  Here’s an excerpt from a write up on the feast day from AmericanCatholic.org: Like … Continue reading

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