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Nature’s Lesson

“This is how it is with the Kingdom of God…” In today’s Gospel Jesus continues teaching about the Kingdom or Reign of God where God’s will is done.  Jesus uses examples from everyday life, planting and mustard seeds.  Nature can teach us about the ways of God if we...

Under A Bushel Basket

Jesus is the light of the world who brings light to our life: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).  As we hear in today’s Gospel that light, the teachings, deeds, and sacrifice of...

Generosity and Persistence

In the traditional understanding of the parable of “The Sower and Seed,” the focus is often on the soil as a description of our hearts, of our openness to the word of God being sown into our lives. The soil/heart is described as a well-trod path, rocky ground, a...

Who are my mother and brothers?

The reading from today’s gospel (with a few extra verses) and St. Francis of Assisi’s answer to the question. 20 Jesus came with his disciples into the house. Again the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat. 21 When his relatives heard...

True Conversion

This past year has challenged us to see our lives in new ways.  To appreciate what is most important to us, our families, our friends, our colleagues, to realize the work and dedication of so many dedicated professionals, workers, who make it possible for our families...
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