Reading today’s scriptures got me to thinking about how much we try to hide the mistakes of our past. Or try to change our past by changing our story. The first reading Genesis 37: 3-4, 12-13, 17-28 we hear the story of how Joseph ended up in Egypt. His brother jealous of their father’s love … More Skeletons
Reading today’s readings makes me think of a warm spring morning sitting by the bank of a running stream with a fishing pole sitting next to me and a bible in my hand reading the passages for the day. Can you feel yourself there beside me relaxing? A warm breeze drifts past, the leaves a rustling above … More Planted beside Running Waters
Today we hear about the mother of James and John asking our Lord to place her sons on his right and left. In other words making them second in command. How many times do we ask our Lord for his favor in matters that we have no business asking for? In today’s world it seems … More Do we know what we are asking for?
Today’s readings spoke to me about the dangers of writing this blog, I write this to share my feelings from the daily readings, to share, NOT to teach. I am not a biblical scholar, I do not have years of theological study. I read the daily readings, meditate on them, and let the Spirit guide … More Why……
“Blessed are you, Simon son of John, For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father, and so I say to you, you are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church” Jesus said those words to Simon Peter. What do you think Peter thought when he heard those … More The Rock
The readings today talk of forgiveness and changing the way we live to live more like Christ taught us. In the first reading we learn that if a wicked man turns his life around then he can save it, if a virtuous man changes to a wicked state he can lose it. In Mathew’s Gospel … More He ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother or Sister!
In today’s readings we hear about people asking God for help. Queen Esther was asking for God’s help because she feared for her life and the life of her people. God answered her prayers and protected her and her people. Jesus tells his disciples, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you … More Do we ask for the right stuff
In today’s readings we are taught about some of the biggest issues we have as humans, blind eyes and deaf ears. Not in the actual sense but more in the spiritual sense. We are always praying to God asking for help and guidance only to shut ourselves off and not be able to hear or … More Blind Eyes and Deaf Ears
Hello friends, today’s Gospel makes me think of our recent visit to the Holy Land. We made a stop at the location that our Lord taught us to pray. Pater Noster, Our Father, at this location you can read the Lord’s Prayer in over 100 languages. Like many sites in the Holy Land, the Church … More Pater Noster
The first Monday of Lent, the start of a new week. Looking at today’s readings I find it interesting that they say the same message in a different way. The old Testament readings discusses God’s law passed down through Moses, it was full of the “You shall not’s” Do you suppose when Moses told everyone … More Hello World, It’s Monday!