Healing is Everywhere

Among many others I have long believed that, although the 7 sacraments share several traits in common, the one most often unappreciated is that all of them are about healing. So to-day’s gospel may be frequently associated with Holy Unction and ministration to the...

Authority

In the OT lesson appointed for this Sunday, we’re told that the role of a prophet is to be a messenger of God – one who speaks with the authority of God. That may be why Deuteronomy instructs the people to continue to look for a prophet like Moses who is called...

Time is Short

The lessons for the first 3 Sundays of Epiphany (3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time) are about God’s call and the mission of his followers to bear witness to his Word; and the readings for the past 2 Sundays have empha-sized that most of those who venture to be Jesus’...

The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower

Now please pray for me as I venture to speak of some of Jesus’ ‘hard sayings’ in the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Scholars date the latest redaction of the book of Judges to 28 centuries ago when it twice recorded this sentence: “In those days there...