Friday, 16th Week in Ordinary Time                            Jesus explains, “The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.” Many of us are very knowledgeable about the words and language of politics, … Continue reading GOOD RESULT


16th Sunday in Ordinary Time                       The movie Lawrence of Arabia contains an unforgettable scene. Lawrence and a party of Arabs are crossing a desert in a blinding sandstorm. Suddenly they discover someone is missing. “It’s the worthless Turk, Jasmin,” an Arab says. “Forget about him,” says another. “He’s sick anyway; he’s not worth looking … Continue reading JESUS’ COMPASSION


Saturday, 15th Week in Ordinary Time                        There is a story about two men, both Italian sculptors and contemporaries, named Donatello and Michelangelo. One day Donatello received delivery of a huge block of marble. After examining it carefully, Donatello rejected the marble because it was too flawed and cracked for him to use.             So, … Continue reading FLAWED AND CRACKED


Friday, 15th Week in Ordinary Time                            “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.”             Jesus wants us to understand that since the purpose of sacrifice is to bring us into closer union and deeper relationship with God, worship should make us more like God. Like God, we must be rich in mercy.             Jesus is condemning … Continue reading RELIGION OF MERCY