The Spirit of Lent

Psalm 51 instills reflects the spirit of this season which is that of change and renewal: A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me. Cast me not out from your presence, and your holy spirit take not from me. Give me back the joy of your salvation, and … [Read more…]

6th Sunday A: Abolishing and Fulfilling

There is a difference between building a home and building a house. There is a difference between being faithful to a spouse and simply staying married to the same person. There is a difference between being a good driver and never having an accident. There is a similar difference between upholding laws and fulfilling the … [Read more…]

Fifth Sunday A: Salt and Light

Doctors warn that too much salt is not healthy. Yet salt is a necessary thing and salt brings out the flavor of the food we are eating. Likewise, in winter everything can seem gloomy and dull on those endless gray days. But when the sunny summer days arrive we enjoy the light of the sun … [Read more…]

February 2nd: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Saint Luke begins and ends his nativity narrative in the temple. The temple in Jerusalem was a huge complex set of buildings with hundreds of people living in many of these buildings. The Main building of this complex was of course the temple proper. This was a large tall rectangular building which was divided by … [Read more…]