Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week of February 1, 2015

When I read the second reading from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians I wondered, “What was Paul thinking?” He seems to have little regard for marriage, encouraging people not to marry so they will be free of anxieties. As I read some commentaries on this passage in Chapter 7 of 1 Corinthians I […]

Week of January 25, 2015

In his reflection on today’s readings Fr. Karban reminds us that the Bible is actually a library containing many different literary genres. Our sacred authors were certainly inspired to convey their ideas of how God works in our lives, but like all authors, they were free to employ different literary categories to convey those theologies. […]

Week of January 18, 2015

What are you looking for? Jesus turns and sees two people following him and he asks the question above. It’s an important question in anyone’s life. Everything we do reveals our answer to it. Andrew and his companion begin to respond by calling Jesus “Rabbi” (teacher), allowing that one word to signal their desire to […]

Week of January 11, 2015

All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; come without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! (Isaiah 55:1) In this section of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah the prophet is speaking words of comfort for the benefit of his contemporaries in […]