Month: March 2021

Tuesday of Holy Week March 30, 2021

Again, we are presented with one of the four Suffering Servant Songs of Isaiah. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  The prophet tells us that this Servant was formed for God within the womb, and Psalmist calls God our hope and strength even while in our mother’s womb. It is powerful to think that God has known us even before our mothers …

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Monday of Holy Week March 29, 2021

Today we hear one of the four Suffering Servant Songs from Isaiah. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  The prophet calls this un-named servant “my chosen one.” And in today’s Gospel from John, Jesus is anointed with costly oils. Scripture Scholars have pointed to Jesus as the un-named Servant from Isaiah. The Servant who speaks eloquently, teaches well, and has commission from …

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Palm Sunday March 28, 2021

The letter to the Philippians, which may have been a Christian song before Paul used it here, speaks of Christ emptying himself out. And we see to what extent that emptying out went in Mark’s account of the Passion. I’m wondering if I have anything in life for which I would give my all. Just …

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Saturday 5th Week of Lent March 27, 2021

We are about to enter Holy Week and our scriptures are pointing to the story of this coming week. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  Ezekiel prophesied that we will be united under one Shepherd and we shall be God’s people. The Psalmist reassures us that we will be gathered under the protection of the one true Shepherd. Jesus is identified as …

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Peepers

Spring is springing. The peepers are singing and so am I! For some reason this past winter seemed long and hard. I’m sure part of it is the pandemic, but as I age the short days get to me more. Also this winter had a lot of snow. I like to watch it fall, but …

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Thursday 5th Week of Lent March 25,2021

Only nine months till Christmas! https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  Today’s feast celebrates the Annunciation to Mary that she will bring forth our Savoir. In the midst of Lent, we are reminded how our salvation began. It began in a young woman of no great significance. Even Elizabeth who is also expecting a baby in a miraculous way is also insignificant. …

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Wednesday 5th Week of Lent March 24,2021

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are threatened with death by King Nebuchadnezzar if they don’t kneel and worship his golden idol at the sound of every musical instrument. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  That’s quite a threat. There is music all around us—the laughter of children, family, and friends, the singing of birds, the sigh of wind in the trees, the sound …

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