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No One Can Justify Himself
Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
No One Can Justify Himself

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Romans 1:16-25
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:37-41

No One is Justified in God’s Eyes
Romans 1,16-3,20 is the presentation of man’s utter helplessness before God’s Judgment. Whether Gentile (1,18-32) or …

Like A Tree Planted by the Waters
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Like A Tree Planted by the Waters

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Malachi 3:13-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 1
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:5-13

The Wicked Rich and the Miserable Just
The problem of the rich and the poor can also be formulated as "why is it …

(Sunday XXVII OT — A) The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 21:50 | No Comment
(Sunday XXVII OT — A) The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen

The parable of the wicked husbandmen is the second of a series of judgment parables told by Jesus to groups of Jewish leaders who will have a hand in his death. The theme of judgment is already announced in Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree, the morning that he returns into Jerusalem to confront the elders, the chief priests and the scribes. In Matthew’s version of this episode,

(Sunday XXVI – OT A) Two Sons and Humility
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 0:36 | No Comment
(Sunday XXVI – OT A) Two Sons and Humility

The Two Sons
The parable of the two sons echoes many instances in the Old Testament that involve competition among siblings. We know of Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau, Joseph and the sons of Leah. …

Until the Manifestation of the Lord Jesus
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Until the Manifestation of the Lord Jesus

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 6:13-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 100
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:4-15

Timothy’s Charge
Paul closes his exhortations to Timothy with a solemn charge, recalling the example of Jesus’ "noble confession" before Pilate. Earlier, …

(Sunday XXIV OT – A) Forgiveness from the Heart
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
(Sunday XXIV OT – A) Forgiveness from the Heart

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Sirach 27:30-28:7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103
Reading II: Romans 14:7-9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

Sirach and Forgiveness
The Gospels did not grow out of the Old Testament, we know that. Between the …

The Parable of the Talents
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Parable of the Talents

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:14-30

The parable of the talents can be found in Matthew alone. It is so popular that even the word for "talent" …

Keeping Your Lamps Alight
Friday, 26 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Keeping Your Lamps Alight

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 97
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:1-13

Parable of the Ten Virgins
The parable of the ten virgins is precisely that: a parable. A parable is a literary device …

The Judge Who Wanted Acceptance
Thursday, 18 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Judge Who Wanted Acceptance

The selection from Judges takes us to the tragic story of Jephta’s daughter. Jephta was an illegitimate son and was forced to live away from home by his brothers who didn’t want him around. He lived in exile so to speak working as a kind of mercenary. Israel was then at war with the Ammonites and the Israelites wanted someone to lead them. They negotiated with Jephta who accepted. It was after all an opportunity to vindicate himself against his own family.

The Power-Grabbing Judge
Wednesday, 17 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Power-Grabbing Judge

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Judges 9:6-15
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 21
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 20:1-16

Jotham’s Denunciation of the Abimelech-Affair
Today’s selection is from the parable of Jotham the youngest of the seventy sons of Gideon, the …