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The Word became Flesh

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. All this week during the octave of Christmas our gospel readings have been about the birth of Jesus and all the signs and wonders […]

God’s Care in Creation

Our first reading from the book of Genesis presents us with an image of God’s care in creation that is absolutely stunning in its power, majesty, and beauty. With the […]

Rest in Peace

The first reading for today from the Letter to the Hebrews helps us understand a common prayer that said when people die. “Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and […]

The Dignity of Work and of Rest

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. 1 Cor 2:1-5 Lk 4:16-30 I recently had breakfast with a group of men who are carpenters and construction workers. Like many folks in […]

Bread from Heaven

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. Acts 7:51-8:1a Jn 6:30-35 “Bread from heaven.” How frequently Jesus uses earthly things to speak of the things of heaven. “I am the vine,” […]

The Misfits

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. Genesis 37: 3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Matthew 21: 33-43, 45-46 If we were to characterize God’s plan of salvation we might say that he took […]

The Noah Covenant

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. Gn 9:8-15 1 Pt 3:18-22 Mk 1:12-15 The biblical story of the Great Flood, with its harrowing destruction, comes to us from the mists […]

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