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We Want Food!

In today’s first reading the Israelites murmur: “Would that we had meat for food.”  They remember the “good old days” as they complain: “We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt…But now we are famished.”  Of course, they forget that when they were in...

Poor Martha

Poor Martha…She works so hard while all her sister Mary does is sit around listening to Jesus.  When she complains, Jesus tells her that Mary has chosen the better part.  Poor Martha, she even no longer has her own feast day.  In 2020 Pope Francis included her whole...

Weeds and Wheat

In the “Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat” (Matthew 13:24-30) Jesus gives us His view of His disciples and of the church.  They are a mix bag!  Among His disciples and in the church are both weeds and wheat.  Sometimes the disciples are wheat as when Jesus calls...

Parable of the Sower

“Hear the parable of the sower…”  There are two ways to hear Jesus’ parable: 1.) the parable tells us something about Jesus, and 2.) the parable tells us something about ourselves.  The parable tells us what kind of Sower Jesus is.  He sows God’s word, God’s love and...

Signs of God’s Presence

“Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”  Some of the scribes and Pharisees in today’s Gospel ask to see a sign.  What they are really asking for is another sign.  Jesus has been healing and teaching with great authority and still that is not enough.  They want just...
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