Scripture Reflection

Our Emmaus Road

Unpacking the Sunday Mass Readings for April 26
April 23, 2020

The two disciples on the road to Emmaus in today’s reading came to know the Lord in the “breaking of the bread”—the Eucharist....Read more

Raising of Lazarus

Scripture Reflection for March 29, 2020
March 26, 2020

The story of the raising of Lazarus is more than just an account of a miracle.

The raising and unbinding...Read more

A Messiah for All Who Thirst

Unpack the Sunday Mass Readings for March 15, 2020
March 10, 2020

In ancient times, access to a reliable well was essential.

Without a steady supply of clean water, life would be difficult, if...Read more

Living with Contrasts

Unpacking the Readings for March 8, 2020
March 4, 2020

We tend to believe good times will last forever.

(Just look at what happened before the Great Recession of 2008.)

While...Read more

Into the Desert

Unpacking the Mass Readings for March 1, 2020
February 25, 2020

We begin our Lenten readings in a most appropriate place: the desert.

In the desert, life is stripped to basics and everything,...Read more

Love Your Enemies

Unpacking the Mass Readings for February 23
February 17, 2020

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus lays out many of his basic life teachings.

Several of them are extraordinarily difficult for...Read more

A New Law

Unpack the Readings for February 16
February 11, 2020

This week’s Gospel is all about the Law.

It starts with the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, which contains Jesus's...Read more

Salt and Light

Unpacking the Sunday Mass Readings for February 9
February 6, 2020

In order to understand what Jesus is telling us in today’s Gospel, we need to consider what salt and light meant in his...Read more

Salt and Light

Unpacking the Sunday Mass Readings for February 9
February 4, 2020

In order to understand what Jesus is telling us in today’s Gospel, we need to consider what salt and light meant in his...Read more

Mary's Cross

Unpacking the Mass Readings for February 2
January 27, 2020

When Joseph and Mary came to the Temple forty days after Jesus was born in order to fulfill the ritual of the presentation...Read more

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