- Aug 1, 2021
God has just saved them in ways that unquestionably affirm his power and providence, and yet the ancient Israelites are worried about food.
From the 2021 Olympic Games to the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, the human family is reminded that we are blessed and bound to each other.
As the Church continues to walk through Ordinary Time, she presents the call and the struggles of following the way of God. Case in point, this weekend in the Bible Readings from Mass, we hear the Prophet Jeremiah cry out, “Lord, you duped me, and I let myself be duped.”
As with most believers and people of goodwill, I was surprised and filled with immediate concern last week when it was announced that Pope Francis was undergoing surgery.
Freedom and moral license have blurred, with many now hailing moral license as if it were freedom.
Creation was like a beautiful palace: ornate, structured, and beautiful. The fall was like a grenade being thrown into the palace, causing chaos and disorder.
The love that God has for each of us reaches its fullest expression in the one word: Father. This single word summarizes the fullness of concern, care, acceptance, affection, protection, affirmation, discipline, and selfless service that God generously offers to his children.
Ordinary Time takes us back to the basics, and this year we receive this renewed proclamation from Mark’s gospel.