Tag: Lent

Monday of Lent 4 – Mark 12:18-27

ShareMark 12:18-27 I’m glad that here, towards the end of Lent and even before Easter, we are able to celebrate the resurrection.  The main point of Jesus’ answer to the Sadducees was, of course, that there is indeed a resurrection from the dead to eternal life.  This is so plain from the New Testament that […]

March 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Lent 1 – Ember Friday – 1 Timothy 4

Share1 Timothy 4             During this season of Lent, on this Ember Friday, we continue the theme of Ember Days and especially that of Lent. “What should I give up for Lent?”  That’s the question we often hear.  This can become a mere formality, as with any part of the spiritual life, and it can […]

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Lent 1 – Ember Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 4

Share2 Corinthians 4 Today is an Ember Day, Ember Days being days in which we are to focus on fasting and prayer.  On this Ember Wednesday, we contemplate our weakness and God’s strength, a truth brought home every time we fast or suffer any kind of deprivation.  In this way, Ember Days and 2 Corinthians […]

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 1 – John 9:1-23

ShareJohn 9:1-23 “I AM!” Jesus, being God, says.  I AM.  I exist.  I am the origin and source of all being.  I am the Creator and Sustainer of all reality.  I am before and after time and in time and outside of time.  I am the definition of love and beauty and truth and good. […]

February 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Quinquagesima Sunday – John 8:1-11

ShareJohn 8:1-11 “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” What would it have been like to have heard these words from the lips of Jesus Christ?  Imagine that you are filled with guilt, true guilt.  You have been engaged in one of the most sinful behaviors known to mankind: adultery, the behavior […]

February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Ash Wednesday – Luke 15:11-32

ShareLuke 15:11-32 “But what about me?” says the other son.  And with him I, too, say “Yeah, what about me?” More about the other son in a minute. But first, what about the prodigal son?  You realize, of course, that the little titles in your Bible are not inspired and are technically not part of […]

February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 1st Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 4:6-21

Share 1 Corinthians 4 is 1 Corinthians 13 in action.  Because 1 Corinthians 13 is Paul’s great hymn about love, 1 Corinthians 4 is therefore love in action.  Rather than seeing 1 Corinthians 13 as being some highfalutin theology, I see it as a record of the love that Paul has lived in his own […]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Ember Wednesday (1st Sunday in Lent) – Matthew 9:1-13

ShareMatthew 9:1-13 What in the world is an Ember Day?  Without going into all the details, Ember Days are days throughout the Church Year in which fasting and prayer are particularly emphasized. Sometimes also giving to the poor is emphasized.  If you take these 3 together: fasting, praying, and giving alms, you have the three […]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 1st Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5

Share1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5 Remember all the way back to yesterday?  For some of us, this isn’t as ridiculous of a question as it seems! Yesterday, the Lord was teaching us that we are His holy Temple and His Church: the people that He inhabits through His Holy Spirit.  Because this is who we are, God […]

February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday after Ash Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 1:1-17

Share1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Surprise!  Surprise!  St. Paul begins a letter of his by talking about the grace of God.  Paul is talking about grace, even when that may not appear to be the theological point he is making.  Paul begins his letter with the grace of God because that is the way the salvation has […]

February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More