The Spirit of Justice

The Spirit of Justice If last Sunday was Word of God Sunday, then this Sunday should be known as justice Sunday. Today we hear from the prophet Zephaniah, and in the Gospel this week Jesus gives us the beatitudes. Zephaniah was a prophet, but unlike the other gloom and doom prophets, the majority of Zephaniah … Read more

The Spirit of Peace

This weeks readings have made me think of the state of the world. The Descending of the Spirit on Jesus that John the Baptist, is telling his followers about is the sign that they are to look for. John is telling his followers that he is not the one to save all of Israel and … Read more

What about Love?

This week in Advent we light the fourth and final candle, the candle of love. But we forget that there are four types of love. The love that is mentioned everyone thinks as amorous love. But in fact, the readings used for this Sunday in all three cycles, either draw us to the love of … Read more

Take a Moment

This week in Advent we light the second candle on the wreath. Many people forget that each candle has a theme. This weeks theme is faith. The readings reflect that as well. The passage from Isaiah talk about the coming of the Messiah. And in it we hear some pretty spectacular imagery. Lions will lie … Read more

Time For Renewal

This Sunday is the Solemnity of Christ the King, which is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. It’s a time to start over, for us to reflect on the past year, and on the real reason for our faith. That Christ is our King of Glory. The Church chooses this feast to renew itself … Read more

Gossip is not Godly

This Sunday we read an important set of readings about what it means to truly be Christian. So many people proclaim that they are Christians, yet they lack the actually fruit of the Gospel in their lives. They promote themselves as the sole purveyor of “truth” and the only spokesperson of God. Sadly, they rarely … Read more

Walking with Perseverance

This week in the cycle we are beginning to wind down the journey of Ordinary time, which means that we have the readings in the cycle that prepare us for the end of our walk on Earth. For some this can be triggering, because a lot of these verses were used as a way to … Read more