August 31, 2019

       Christ is a King, and kings rule their kingdoms with laws.  One of the most important laws in Christ's Kingdom is the law of humility.   This law says that “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:1...

August 24, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

         Many Jews at the time of Jesus thought that salvation was based on external factors, like race and ritual.  Many Jews, in fact, believed that only Jews could actually live in communion with God.  The non-Jewish peoples, so they though...

August 17, 2019

             Today’s gospel reading is striking.  Sometimes when we read the Gospel stories, we can easily imagine the vocal undertone of Jesus’ words.  Like any other person, sometimes his voice would have been gentle and calm, and sometimes it would have been tense....

August 10, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

                  Jesus speaks in today’s Gospel (Luke 12:35-48) is about vigilance, and this part of Jesus’ discourse balances out what he said a few verses earlier about not worrying.  In those verses (12:22-34) he instructed his listeners n...

August 3, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is approached by a man who asks him “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me” (Luke 12:13).  At first glance, Jesus’ response to this man’s request seems strange.  The man has a real problem: his brot...

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