faith

Daring to dream – inspired by today’s Office of Readings (Oct. 20)

There were so many great lines of scripture today in the Office of Readings that it was hard to choose (Divineoffice.org for Oct. 20). Here’s one from Psalm 18, verses 28 and 29: You, O Lord, are my lamp, my God who lightens my darkness. With you I can break through any barrier, with my […]

Rock-solid faith – reflection on daily readings for September 17

Here are today’s readings 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Psalm 17:1,6-8,15; Luke 8:1-3 St. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians lays out a brilliant and logical argument for the cause of eternal life and Christ rising from the dead. As I read that scripture passage I thought, “No problem here, I know I believe that Christ […]

“Lord, I am not worthy . . .” Reflection on readings for Sept. 13

Readings for Today 1 Corinthians 11:17-26,33; Psalm 40:7-10,17; Luke 7:1-10 At the beginning of Advent, 2011, the Catholic Church will formally introduce the new translation to the mass, known as the Roman Missal. Experts poured over the text, trying to make it more faithful to the original Latin, to unearth spiritual richness. You recall what […]

God’s love never quits, even if we do

Today I attended Divine Liturgy at my husband Rich’s church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Worcester, MA, where he is known as Deacon Elias. The Gospel was taken from John 3:13-17 which you can read here. The Melkite Church, which is Eastern Catholic, follows a different lectionary. Just a quick thought today on the […]

Reflections on the Sunday readings, September 5

It was almost like God was chattering in my head as I read, so many things came to mind today! Before my reflections, here are the readings: Wisdom 9:13-18, Psalm 90:3-6,12-17, Philemon 9-10,12-17, Luke 14:25-33 The reading from Wisdom seemed to fit nicely with the Psalm. Wisdom speaks of how hard it is even to […]