What was lost…

Today’s Gospel is about joy: a lost sheep is found, a lost coin is found and a lost son is found.  In all three cases, the sheep, coin or son could have been written off.  After all, the shepherd had 99 other sheep, the woman had nine other coins, and the father had...

We shall keep running steadily…

Today’s readings are about the cost of discipleship. Such a cost is not what we want to hear. We don’t want to hear that choosing Christ will put our lives so at odds with those around us that we will be persecuted and mocked. We want our religion to be easy. We don’t...

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for…

Abraham is seen as the Father of Faith because of all the figures of Hebrew Scriptures he gives the greatest example of what faith truly is.  He was promised that his descendants would be as numerous as the sands of the seashore or stars of the sky. He had faith that...

Today’s readings ask us to consider our priorities in life.  We work hard for those we love; to provide for them.  We want – both for them and for ourselves – a decent home, food, etc. to allow us care for one another.  We want to provide for our...

Let our daily lives…

Usually when we speak of a mystery, we think of a story that needs to be solved before we reach the last page of the book or the film finishes.  When the Church speaks of mystery, she is speaking of a truth that is incomprehensible to reason and is knowable only...