July 22, 2020
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Gratitude is the Key

One summer day a farmer took a truckload of wheat to the grain elevator at a nearby town; afterwards he went to a small restaurant for lunch. There happened to be a group of rowdy teenagers sitting a few tables over; they were demonstrating poor...

Living As a Eucharistic People

The most common, polite form of showing interest is expressed by the phrase: “How are you doing”? To which the most common answer, regardless of the real condition in which people find themselves is: “Fine.” Well, the readings for the 17th Sunday in...

Receiving the Lord in Holy Communion

We will do everything that the Lord has told us.[…] All that the Lord has said, we will heed and do. Twice the old community of Israel solemnly promised God to obey His ordinances, decrees, statutes and commandments. And this solemn promise was...

Jesus Rejoices in the People We Will Become

Every day the media bring into our living rooms immediate images of harrowing pain, hardships and death. They are images of events close to us or from faraway lands: from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Syria to Yemen and several troubled spots in Africa...

Why our Sunday Celebrations Must be Revered

There are several reasons why our Sunday celebrations must be revered. Firstly, they receive their sacredness from the representation of Christ’s sacrifice in our real time and space so that we may offer ourselves to the Father along with Jesus’...

Joining Ourselves to the Lamb of God

John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God.” In the world of the Bible, sitting with disciples gathered at his feet is the correct teaching posture of a rabbi. Hence, by standing as...

Food for the Soul

I recently read an article about a man named Michael, a professional pianist, who had three of his fingers crushed when a car door accidentally slammed shut on his hand one Sunday morning as he and his family were getting into their car on their way...

The King’s Invitation

As we reflect on this well-known parable (Matthew 22:1-14), I suggest that we do not take its setting too literally. Were we to do so, we would have to conclude that either God has very good Sterno burners to keep the wedding choice foods warm for...