Weekly Faith – Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: Sirach 27:4–7 Psalm 92:2–3, 13–16 1 Corinthians 15:54–58 Luke 6:39–45 In today’s readings we hear Jesus speaking in Galilee as well as a Jewish sage named Sirach writing in Jerusalem more than a century earlier. The two of...

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, January 13, 2018

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Readings: Isaiah 42:1–4, 6–7 Psalm 29:1–4, 9–10 Luke 3:15–16, 21–22 The liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God’s plan—that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the Magi, have been made “co-heirs” to the blessings promised...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Feast of the Holy Family Readings: Sirach 3:2–6, 12–14 Psalm 128:1–5 Colossians 3:12–21 Luke 2:41–52 Why did Jesus choose to become a baby born of a mother and father and to spend all but His last years living in an ordinary human family? In part, to reveal God’s...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Fourth Sunday of Advent Readings: Micah 5:1–4 Psalm 80:2–3, 15–16, 18–19 Hebrews 5:5–10 Luke 1:39–45 On this last Sunday before Christmas, the Church’s liturgy reveals the true identity of our Redeemer. He is, as today’s First Reading says, the “ruler . . . whose...