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Rejection

Rejection

Both of today’s readings tell the story of rejection.  In the first reading from Genesis, Joseph is rejected by his other brothers.  His brothers “hated him” out of jealously because his father loved “Joseph best out of all his sons, for he was the child of his old...
Trust

Trust

Today’s readings are all about trust.  Whom or what do we and should we trust?  The first reading from the prophet Jeremiah challenges us to trust not in human beings but in the Lord.  The prophet pictures those who trust in the Lord as trees, “planted beside the...
Sign of Jonah

Sign of Jonah

What is the sign of Jonah that Jesus mentions in today’s Gospel?  He tells the crowd: “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah.  Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man...
The Judgment

The Judgment

Today’s readings teach us God’s will and the criterion on which we will be judged at the end of time.  In the first reading from Leviticus God calls us to be his holy people: “Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.”  The reading then goes on to detail what it...