Category Archives: Today’s Scripture Readings

live simply

In his first letter to Timothy, 6:2c-12, St. Paul advises Timothy to live simply reminding him that “we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it.”   What is of essence … Continue reading

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the man of compassion

Jesus is the man of compassion.  He is the Compassion of God. In today’s Gospel, Luke 7:36-50, Jesus has been invited to dine at the  home of a Pharisee.  ”A sinful woman” learned that he was there and she approached Him, “weeping … Continue reading

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pray, pray for others

St. Paul pleads with us in I Timothy 2:1-8, ”I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life … It is … Continue reading

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Celebrate and rejoice

Today’s Gospel, Luke 15:1-32, tells the story of what we have called the return of the prodigal son. Jesus says that a man had two sons.  The younger one said to his father, “Father give me the share of your estate … Continue reading

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I want to remove that splinter …..

Jesus is hitting home in today’s parable, Luke 6:39-42. “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye (or sister’s eye), but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?”   I – and I suspect many others … Continue reading

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