Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day) To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness. Isaiah 42:7 I dare say no one reading this knows any one trapped in a dungeon. The odds are…

Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day) He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained. Many came to him and said, “John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” And many there began to…

Reflections on the Lazarus Story

Evangelizing Moments Fifth Sunday of Lent Ezekiel 37:12-14 Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 What? “Our friend Lazarus is asleep, but I am going to awaken him” John 11:11 What does it mean to be awake, better yet, what does it mean to be alive? So What? There is a song that…

Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day) Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” So they picked up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid and went out of the temple area. If someone blasphemed by claiming…

Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day) “If our God whom we serve, can save us from the white-hot furnace and from your hands, O king, may he save us! But even if he will not, know, O king, that we will not serve your god or worship…