Archive for July 2008

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Mathew 13: 47-53 Jer 18: 1-6 / Ps 146: 1-6 The kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that is cast in the sea and brings in a haul of all kinds of fish. (Matthew 13:47) Help us not to fear, Lord Jesus If we must lead a life of pain, In working to spread […]

Hidden Treasure

Matthew 13: 44-46 Jer. 15: 10. 16-21 / Ps 59: 2-3. 4, 10-11, 17, 18 The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field. . . (Matthew 13: 44) Thank God for this greatest treasure: The gift of His Son by Whom we’re saved; It was His love beyond measure That freed […]

At the Feet of Our Lord Jesus

Luke 10: 38-42 Jer. 14: 17-22 / Ps 79: 8, 9, 11 & 13 You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:42) In all the things we say and do Lead us […]

So Little for so Many

Matthew 13: 31-35 Jer 13: 1-11 / Deut 32: 18-21 It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full grown it is the largest of shrubs. (Matthew 13:32) To make the bread of life expand, Mix a pinch of love as yeast, and knead, Christ’s parables we’ll understand With faith as small as […]

The Weeds Among the Wheat

Matthew 13: 24-30 Jer. 7: 1-11/ Ps 84: 3-6, 8, 11 . . . while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. (Matthew 13: 29-30) In God have faith and do not fear If weeds of hate among us grow, Not long to […]

The Ambition of James and John

Matthew 20: 20-28 2 Cor 4: 7-15 / Ps 126: 1-6 “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” They answered, “We can.” Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup . . .” (Matthew 20: 22-23) Lord, take away all my ambition, Desire for prominence, my pride. . . […]