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The Third Sunday of Lent ~ February 28th, 2016 The Barren Fig Tree . . . . But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when […]
The Second Sunday of Lent ~ February 21, 2016 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire. It’s a great story. It contrasts with last week’s story of Jesus in the desert being tempted by the devil. Today Jesus is receiving a wonderful […]
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT ~ February 14, 2016 This is a story about fidelity in the face of temptation. This is a story about the Jesus I know and love. First of all, let’s think about the scene. The inhabited part of Judea stood on a central plateau that was the backbone of southern Palestine. […]
Dear Friends, I promised you that I’d reflect on the Jesus I know and Love. This will continue through Sunday’s readings. These are the readings for the Thursday after Ash Wednesday. In the first reading, Moses says: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you […]
Dear Friends, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Valentine’s Day this year coincides with the First Sunday of Lent, February 14th. We’ve been talking about St. Paul’s Ode to Love (1 Corinthians 13) ~ the awesome love that transforms. But many of us don’t know how to love in a way that transforms because we’re more interested in getting love […]
Dear Friends, Well, this week the Big Easy and Rio have one thing in common — one huge party. And what is so interesting its very Catholic. It’s a time to let your hair down before the strike of midnight Ash Wednesday when we Catholics used to abstain from meat during the six-week Lenten season. […]