“For if what was going to fade was glorious, how much more will what endures be glorious?” (2 Cor 3:11) The Scripture readings for today’s Mass point to the glory and light of the old and the new covenants. At Mt. Sinai, God spoke to Moses from out of fire and lightning, and with his…

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Love for the Word

Today’s Scripture readings are bathed in LOVE.  Jesus told us in John 15:13 “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  But on Calvary, He poured out his blood for all of us…friends and enemies.  Or as St. John told us in 1John 4:10, “In this is love,…

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Today’s Gospel reading from St. John reminds me of a song my family used to sing as grace before meals, “Come and Dine” by CB Widmeyer. Here are the words:  “Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine. He who fed the multitudes, turned the waters into wine, to the hungry ones calleth now,…

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Today’s Gospel reminds us of the magnificent mercy and justice of God in the parable of the merciless servant.   Jesus tells this parable when Peter asks how often he should forgive his brother and thinking he was being generous adds “As many as seven times?”    Jesus said, “Not seven times, but seventy times seven.”…

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We are to take all these gifts that God has given us, the beauty of his creation, the abundance of material goods that sustain us, the family where we first experience love and gratefully re-gift them to God and neighbor.

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“The LORD takes delight in His people.  The Lord loves His people.  Let the faithful exult in glory and let them sing for joy“ (Ps 149:4-5).    Today’s responsorial psalm calls us to rejoice at the epiphany of the newborn King, the Beloved Son at His baptism, and the Bridegroom who manifested His glory at the…

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