Seek Jesus with Joy and Dedication on the Feast of His Presentation

In Luke’s Gospel reading for today, we hear the account of the devout Holy Family arriving at the Temple of Jerusalem. They had traveled the five miles from Bethlehem for a dual purpose- to fulfill the Jewish law by dedicating their first-born son, and present Him to the temple, and …

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (2020)

Children are precious. We as a society value children, but parents, understandably, treasure their children. This was, perhaps, even stronger in the ancient world where children often died. At the time of Moses, and of Jesus, starvation was never very far away. The first born of livestock, sheep and cattle, were really important for …

Christ at Mass Reflection for January 26th, 2020

Doesn’t the second reading today- Paul’s letter to the Corinthians-get at an issue that is still very common today?  Way back then, Christians were tempted to splint into factions, just as we are now today. Factions are differences taken up a notch. Among all who call themselves Christian, there are …