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Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Reflecting on Easter Sunday Readings: Acts 10:34, 37–43Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23Colossians 3:1–4John 20:1–9 Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.” What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Forty Days: Reflecting on the First Sunday of Lent Readings: Deuteronomy 26:4–10Psalm 91:1–2, 10–15Romans 10:8–13Luke 4:1–13 In today’s epic Gospel scene, Jesus relives in His flesh the history of Israel. We’ve already seen that, like Israel, Jesus has passed through...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7–9, 12–13, 22–23 Psalm 103:1–13 1 Corinthians 15:45–49 Luke 6:27–38 The story of David and Saul in today’s First Reading functions almost like a parable. Showing mercy to his deadly foe, David gives a...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: Jeremiah 17:5–8 Psalm 1:1–4, 6 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16–20 Luke 6:17, 20–26 The blessings and woes we hear in today’s Gospel mark the perfection of all the wisdom of the Old Testament. That wisdom is summed up with marvelous...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, February 10, 2018

The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 6:1–8 Psalm 138:1–5, 7–8 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 Luke 5:1–11 Simon Peter, the fisherman, is the first to be called personally by Jesus in Luke’s Gospel. His calling resembles Isaiah’s commissioning in the First Reading:...