Archive for 'Trials'

The Fires of Division

Luke 12: 49-53 Rom 6:19-23 / Psa 1 Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. (Luke 12:51) Don’t be afraid to face the fires Of life’s trials and tribulation, This much from us our faith requires For our own purification. Jesus said: “I […]

It’s Just a Little While

John 16: 16-20 Acts 18:1-8 / Psa 98 A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me. (John 16:16) This life is but a passing time, Endure the pains, the grief, the toil; Have hope that in a little while Our Lord will […]

Zechariah and John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-66 Mal 3:1-4,23-24 / Psa 25 Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God. (Luke 1: 64) Preceded by a prophecy, His name set his father’s tongue free. Like St. John may we proclaim boldly The Good News in our own assembly. When the time came for Elizabeth, she […]


Matthew 24:42-51 1 Cor:1-9 / Psa 145:2-7 If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. (Matthew 24:43) Let not our will by sin be swayed, Be resolute and firm in Christ; […]

Of Betrayals and Denials

John 13: 21-33, 36-38 Is 49: 1-6/ Ps 71: 1-6, 15 and 17 Will you lay down your life for me? Very truly, I tell you, before the cock crows, you will have denied me three times. (John 13:38) God tempers our fidelity In the fire of tests and trials. He’ll turn to good all […]

The Only Sign We Need

Luke 11: 29-32 Jon 3: 1-10/ Ps 51:3-4,12-13,18-19 …no sign will be given to them except the sign of Jonah. (Luke 11: 29) No other sign can immortalize Divine love as the cross on the wall. Reminds us of the great sacrifice That Jesus endured to save us all. As the crowds increased, Jesus said, […]