Sorry for the lack of posting. I’m busy and behind, and there were no written submissions this week. That said, Linda Berkery sent me this photo recently and it is a reminder of our journey. Out of the dry soil of the desert, Lent pulls us from death to the new life promised by Christ at Easter. Thank you Linda, for the reminder of God’s everlasting promise.
Meditation on the readings for February 25, 2016
Jer.17:5-10; Psalms 1:1-4, 6; Luke 16:19-31
Today is not an easy time to be a citizen of the United States, for me at least, as we look forward to the presidential election. Many of the readings that we have heard already this Lent have called us to be the opposite of what the most of the candidates are promoting. For example: Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow (Is. 1:16), or …remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech…bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted (Is. 58:9,10).
I can take consolation from the second reading from last Sunday: But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:20). Father Austin Flemming’s homily from Sunday, puts some of these Continue reading