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Follow me

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got […]

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Judgment Scenes

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. Although both of today’s readings deal with a charge of adultery, they are more different than similar.  The story from Daniel shows us a […]

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Healing Waters

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. In today’s first reading, Ezechial speaks ecstatically of life-giving water flowing out of the temple, giving life to all God’s creatures.  In fact, both […]

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Be Merciful to Me, A Sinner

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. Jesus formed his parables from the persons and circumstances of daily life. Even good people sin, and sinners can respond to grace. The attitudes […]

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Not the Righteous, but Sinners

The setting for today’s Gospel reading is a dinner party. Jesus attended lots of dinner parties. His latest follower – a tax collector called Matthew, threw this one.  Tax collectors […]

Approaching God

In today’s gospel we see two very different approaches to prayer: the self-righteous prayer of the Pharisee and the humble prayer of the tax collector. When we look at the […]

Living in the Truth

Click here for today’s Scripture readings. Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 Jn 8:31-42 Many of us have heard the line in today’s Gospel; “The truth will set you free.”  Well, if […]

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