Sep 30, 2019
Habakkuk 1:2–3; 2:2–4
Psalm 95:1–2, 6–9
2 Timothy 1:6–8, 13–14
Because of his faith, the just man shall live. We hear in today’s First Reading the original prophetic line made so central by St. Paul (see Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38).
We are to live by faith in Christ who...
Sep 23, 2019
Amos 6:1, 4–7
1 Timothy 6:11–16
The rich and powerful are visited with woe and exile in today’s
Liturgy—not for their wealth but for their refusal to share it; not
for their power but for their
indifference to the suffering at their door.
The complacent leaders in...
Sep 16, 2019
Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8
1 Timothy 2:1-8
The steward in today's Gospel confronts the reality that he can't go on living the way he has been. He is under judgment, must give account for what he has done.
The exploiters of the poor in today's First Reading are also about to be pulled down,...
Sep 9, 2019
Exodus 32:7–11, 13–14
Psalm 51:3–4, 12–13, 17, 19
1 Timothy 1:12–17
The episode in today’s First Reading has been called “Israel’s original sin.” Freed from bondage, born as a people of God in the covenant at Sinai, Israel turned aside from His ways and fell to worshipping a...
Sep 2, 2019
Psalm 90:3–6, 12–17
Philemon 1:9–10, 12–17
Like a king making ready for battle or a contractor about to build a tower, we have to count the cost as we set out to follow Jesus.
Our Lord today is telling us up front the sacrifice it will take. His words aren’t addressed...