Calling someone a Jeremiah is not a compliment! This prophet is associated with doom and gloom, and with dire warnings and threats. We get a hint of that in today’s first reading. However, Jeremiah deserves a better press. More than any other prophet he has a capacity to tell it as he sees it and that applies not only to his people but also to his God!
Author:- June 29, 2021
Sunday is a day of blessing – the blessing! It’s the day to celebrate that we are made new. A day to start over. This Sunday, when we gather, we will have some poetry put before us as usual. We probably don’t think of the responsorial psalm that way – but what else is it?
Jesus returns to Nazareth and is rejected by his own people. I began to wonder why. What was it about him that frightened them? Clearly, he posed a threat. And then I asked myself the same question because he frightens me too. And it has something to do with knowing him versus knowing about him. I, too, know all about Jesus. I have been learning about him since I was a child. And then in the seminary and in Theology school. And I even preach about him. ‘Knowing about him’ is no skin off my nose. ‘Knowing him’ is what I find difficult.
Author:- June 28, 2021
Pope Francis has asked that the Third Sunday of the Year be marked each year as “Word of God Sunday”.
Author:- January 13, 2021