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The Love of Money
Friday, 16 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Love of Money

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 6:2-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 49
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:1-3

Psalm 49: Instruction About Wealth
Psalm 49, attributed to the Korahites (1) is a wisdom psalm that explores the problem regarding …

Israel Was the Lord’s Portion
Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 – 5:38 | No Comment
Israel Was the Lord’s Portion

Today’s Readings
The day’s responsorial psalm is taken from a text more ancient than the book of Deuteronomy itself. Deuteronomy 32 is a poetic text composed like a lawsuit discourse but ends up like a psalm …

Great Things are Said of You, O City of God
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 7:34 | No Comment
Great Things are Said of You, O City of God

Listen to this verse, “Sion, my mother, a man shall say.” There is then a man who saith this: through whom all those I have mentioned make their approach. Who is this man? It tells …

Wait for the Lord
Friday, 5 Dec, 2008 – 0:00 | No Comment
Wait for the Lord

Reading I: Isaiah 29:17-24
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 27:1,13-14
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 9:27-31

Psalm 27 is said to be "Of David" and perhaps was one of the psalms he used to sing for King Saul …

Trust In The Lord
Monday, 3 Nov, 2008 – 21:46 | No Comment
Trust In The Lord

Reading I:  Philippians 2:1-4
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 131:1,2-3
Gospel Reading: Luke 14:12-14

Psalm 131 is a very short psalm that lends itself easily to analysis and interpretation.  Take note of the following types of parallelism
1.  Synonimous parallels
2.  …

The Word of God in Creation
Tuesday, 28 Oct, 2008 – 0:38 | No Comment
The Word of God in Creation

Feast of Simon and Jude, Apostles

Reading I: Ephesians 2:19-22
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 19:2-3,4-5
Gospel Reading:  Luke 6:12-16

Psalm 19 is most often used as the responsorial psalm for the feast of an apostle.  It is a psalm …

Like a tree planted by living waters
Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2008 – 9:27 | No Comment
Like a tree planted by living waters

A view of the Japanese Gardens
They are like trees planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruits
in due season.
Their leaves
do not wither;
they prosper
in all they do.
  (Psalm 1:3)
"Sinners cannot live in heaven, they would …