Sunday, September 27, 2009

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Numbers 11: 25-29; Psalm 19: 8-9a, 10, 11-14
The guardians of authority do not control the Holy Spirit. She speaks through whomever she chooses. Do not judge Truth based upon some official seal of approval. Rather listen closely and observe, for "the precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

James 2: 14-18; Mark 8: 27-35
Pretty simple today: faith is lived, not just contemplated. We must act on what we believe, or we are as good as dead. Yes, this will most likely require sacrifice, but this plane of existence we occupy is only a temporary pit stop on our way to something more wonderful than we can imagine. So what do we have to lose?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

James 2: 1-5
Is God the parent of all, or only some? If we have but one creator, then are we not all brothers and sisters? So why do we treat some as if they are more equal than the rest? Why do we only listen to the rich and beautiful? Why do we tolerate a culture that makes us "judges with evil designs"?