Category Archives: “Speak to Me Lord”

Sunday Scripture reading, Aug. 2, 2020: Hope

One of my sons lives on an unpaved country road. If I visit him on a rainy day, my car gets slathered with mud. When it dries, it’s not a pretty sight. You can hardly tell what color the vehicle is. Tired of my dust-mobile spoiling his view, my neighbor once made a point of telling me the location of the nearest car wash. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, July 26, 2020: Priceless treasure

In this month of June, the church has returned to Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. Our return to Ordinary Time followed soon after the great solemnity of Pentecost when we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit who inaugurates the age of the church. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture reading, July 19, 2020: The Spirit comes to our aid

One of my sons lives on an unpaved country road. If I visit him on a rainy day, my car gets slathered with mud. When it dries, it’s not a pretty sight. You can hardly tell what color the vehicle is. Tired of my dust-mobile spoiling his view, my neighbor once made a point of telling me the location of the nearest car wash. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, July 12, 2020: The point of parables

In this month of June, the church has returned to Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. Our return to Ordinary Time followed soon after the great solemnity of Pentecost when we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit who inaugurates the age of the church. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture reading, July 5, 2020: The Spirit in us

One of my sons lives on an unpaved country road. If I visit him on a rainy day, my car gets slathered with mud. When it dries, it’s not a pretty sight. You can hardly tell what color the vehicle is. Tired of my dust-mobile spoiling his view, my neighbor once made a point of telling me the location of the nearest car wash. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, June 28, 2020: Newness in Christ

In this month of June, the church has returned to Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. Our return to Ordinary Time followed soon after the great solemnity of Pentecost when we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit who inaugurates the age of the church. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture reading, June 21, 2020: Fear no one

June 21, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A 1) Jer 20:10-13 Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 2) Rom 5:12-15 Gospel: Mt 10:26-33 By Kevin Perrotta¬† Catholic News Service Today’s readings call attention to the issue of speaking unwelcome truths. … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, June 14, 2020: Eucharistic amazement

Our celebration of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ takes on new and deep meaning in this unforgettable year of enforced isolation from the Eucharist. Before the lockdown, few Catholics had heard or were familiar with the phrase, “spiritual Communion.” Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture reading, June 7, 2020: Greet one another

Today is Trinity Sunday, and the readings, of course, give us insights into the three-person nature of God. But as I was reading through them, what jumped out at me didn’t have anything to do with the Trinity. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, May 31, 2020: Come, Holy Spirit

The experience of a pandemic will not be forgotten easily. The shared experience is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of the human condition. The opening chapters of Genesis introduce us to this perennial theme as Adam and Eve fell from God’s friendship. Continue reading

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