Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Lent

Dn3:14-20,91,92,95; Dn3:52-56; Jn8:31-42:  Today’s psalm echoes the universal praise of the Living God.  The LORD is God, and there is no other.  The gods of the nations are naught.  This is the truth proclaimed by the psalm and the first reading today.  Even today’s gospel message announces the universal claim of the Creator of heaven […]

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Monday of the Fifth Week in Lent

Dn 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62; Ps 23:1-6; Jn 8:1-11:  In today’s readings there are many who walk through the valley of darkness.  Some are very comfortable there in the darkness. Others are comforted by the presence of the Good Shepherd.  Sooner or later everyone walks through this valley.  Those who walk by faith know that the Lord is at […]

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Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2,3,9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53:  No one wants to become lion’s prey.  No one wants to be torn to pieces.  The Psalmist and the Prophet both feel pursued and persecuted.  As a contemporary pundit has said, “just because your paranoid does mean someone isn’t out to get you.”  Although neither King David nor the […]

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Friday of the Fourth Week in Lent

Wis 2:1a,12-22; Ps 34:17-21,23; Jn 7:1-2,10,25-30:  When the LORD confronts the evildoers something changes, drastically.  Sometimes the evildoers become more resolute.  They inflict even more suffering.  They feel the challenge and come through with greater afflictions. At other times the evildoers wake up and begin to move on.  Perhaps the memory of them is wiped from […]

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