… Read the rest
In days to come,
The mountain of the Lord’s house
shall be established as the highest mountain
and raised above the hills.
All nations shall stream toward it.
Lord Jesus Christ, who are you?
A Son forever, a priest forever
In the order of Melchizedek.
Who are you, Melchizedek?
King of righteousness
King of peace
Priest of God Most High
I offered a feast of bread and wine,
Blessing Abram as a favor and sign.… Read the rest
Pigs and Sirens
13th Week in Ordinary Time, Wednesday (Year II)
Amos 5:14-15, 21-24; Matthew 8:28-34
After Adam lost his one-pointedness, the single eye (Matthew 6:22) split in two and revolved in every direction like strobe lights in the theater of the world.… Read the rest
What Sort of Man is This?
13th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)
“Lord, save us! We are perishing!”
The cry of the storm-tossed disciples was the cry of mortal Adam thrust into a broken world full of dangers and out-of-control tempests. Adam’s son Jesus, unbroken by sin, slept like a baby on a cushion in Edenic tranquility. … Read the rest
Signs of the Kingdom
12th Week in Ordinary Time, Saturday (Year II)
Jesus’ fame as a healer spread far and wide in Palestine, attracting not only lepers but foreigners like the Roman centurion. Jews did not associate with either group; one was “unclean,” the other was “Gentile.”… Read the rest
Jesus and the Leper
12th Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)
“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”
The leper represents all of us in need of divine mercy. In the eyes of Jesus there are no untouchables, pariahs, outcasts or rejects.… Read the rest