Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we ponder Jesus’ desire that we be consumed with the same intense love that burns in his own heart. This will happen if we open our hearts to him and let him change us from within. Allowing the Lord into our hearts, however, seems like a death experience to...

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christian hope is a gift that assures us that our life here on earth has a meaning, a future, and an ultimate goal in God. “Hope is the confident expectation of divine blessing and the beatific vision of God” (CCC 2090). This spirit of hope, which is based on faith,...

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

If we are trying to accomplish some goal, especially something difficult, it is natural for us to seek out a guide, someone who has already achieved what we are trying to accomplish. If we want to excel at a sport, we find someone who has done well in that sport and...

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our theme for this week tells us, “There is nothing in the world that can fulfill us but God alone. Our labors and our wealth on earth cannot be our ultimate purpose. To grow rich ‘in the sight of God’ is the only truly satisfying and joyful way of life.” We will see...

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday’s readings are all about prayer. As we know, there are many kinds of prayer, such as formal prayer like Liturgy of the Hours and the Rosary, and more informal prayer like our spontaneous petitions for others in need or our personal expressions of the...