Reconciliation is Dual-Faceted

Posted on the March 19th, 2017 No Comments

Third Sunday of Lent (A) The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob that we just heard as our gospel on this Third Sunday of Lent, has the makings of an epic drama. This is probably the longest and most detailed description in the gospels of an encounter between Jesus [...]

Change is a Response, not an Incentive

Posted on the March 11th, 2017 No Comments

Second Sunday of Lent (A) The first reading today describes the call of Abram where the Lord tell him, “Leave your country, your family and your father’s house for the land I will show you.” It seems to me the Lord is really asking much of Abram… asking a seventy-five-year-old man to uproot himself and [...]

Lead Me Not Into Temptation

Posted on the March 5th, 2017 No Comments

First Sunday of Lent (A) Not so long ago, we celebrated the entry of the child Jesus into the world with the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord. It was a celebration of God entering our world in human form so that we could experience God in a more tangible way. As Matthew would [...]