October 22, 2021, Friday 29th Week in Ordinary Time

The old-fashioned way works. Luke 12:54-59 Would you mind opening your Scriptures and reading these verses prayerfully? Do you remember your first written test to get your driver’s license? I recall the one part of the test that I found most difficult – the road signs. Over the few months before I took the test […]

October 21, 2021, Thursday 29th Week in Ordinary Time

Only you can ignite the fire. Luke 12:49-53 Would you mind opening your Scriptures and reading these verses prayerfully? Smokey, the Bear, has that famous line, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” I see they have reinstated Smoky the Bear in a TV commercial. You probably saw it. A couple is building a big bonfire. […]

October 19, 2021, Tuesday 29th Week of Ordinary Time

Is your security system up to date? Luke 10:1-9 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. Home Security Cameras Market to Surpass $9.7 Billion By 2023 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2019/01/31/home-security-cameras-market-to-surpass-9-7-billion-by-2023/?sh=2508ae6c23c) Over the past decade, people have gone to great expense to keep their families, homes, and belongings safe. It’s a vast industry, and rightly so. We […]

October 18, 2021, Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist

A fork in the road? Luke 10:1-9 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. Life is full of drama. Any of us could sit down and tell a story or two of something that happened to us recently that hit us broadside. Can you recall a story that caught you off guard, something […]

29Th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Mark 10:42-45 A Mind-Blowing Mystery is Suffering. What’s its purpose? Physically Jesus suffered horribly in His Passion and death. He suffered mentally in the garden before His arrest. He suffered emotionally from the rejection of people. Jesus even suffered the abandonment of His closest friends. He died alone. All His suffering had a purpose. He […]

October 16, 2021, Saturday 28th Week in Ordinary Time

October 16, 2021, Saturday 28th Week in Ordinary Time Luke 12:8-12 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. Father, are you going to say grace? Sitting down at a luncheon/meeting with a variety of people can be a challenge. Of course, you are aware that some of the people are Catholic. Others you […]

October 14, 2021, Thursday 28th Week in Ordinary Time

Luke 11: 11:47-54 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. Getting to Know You. "You have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter, and you stopped those trying to enter." Do you remember or ever heard the song, "Getting to Know you, getting to know all about you? Marni […]

October 13, 2021 Wednesday 28th Week in Ordinary Time

One little decisions can determine our destiny. Luke 11: 11:42-46 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. One little decisions can determine our destiny. “Woe to you Pharisees!” A driver who is intoxicated from alcohol or narcotics before driving can bring great harm to themselves and others. “No harm will come to me.” […]

October 12, 2021, Tuesday 28th Week in Ordinary Time

Giving alms – a pathway to healthy relationships. Luke 11: 11:37-41 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. "Man looks at appearance, but God looks into the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7). Jesus could look into people’s hearts and size them up. A Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him in his home. Strange […]

October 11, 2021, Monday 28th Week in Ordinary Time

LET’S GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME Luke 11:29-32 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. People repeat themselves for 2 reasons. 1, they are not listening and 2, what I am saying is really important, and you have to get it. Remember, in Sunday’s gospel, Jesus told the rich young man he […]