Mass Reflection (March 29th, 2020)

Christ uses parables as an important teaching tool.  We have some difficulty engaging their impact because we have grown up hearing them.  We tend to think of parables as touchy-feely stories of God’s love.  Actually, parables always have an unusual twist.  Christ’s original audience would have been puzzled or disturbed …

Mass Reflection (Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22, 2020)

Our eyesight is important to us.  Human beings tend to physically navigate through life mostly by sight and less by hearing and smell.  However, eyesight is useless without light.  Throughout the bible light is used as a metaphor for God’s revelation.  Psalm 119 is a good example telling us that …

Mass Reflection (Third Sunday of Lent, March 15, 2020)

We have all heard the story of Christ’s encounter with the woman at the well many times.  Christ comes into the town of Sychar in Samaria (northern Israel) hungry, tired and thirsty.  He meets a Samaritan woman who, as we would say today, has “relationship issues.”  This is a story …