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Gospel

Gospel

“I am not ashamed of the Gospel.  It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes”.  Paul speaks today about the Gospel or his Gospel.  When Paul is writing his letters in the 50’s the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John have not been written. ...
Saints of God

Saints of God

Today we begin reading Paul’s letter to the Romans.  This letter is probably the last letter he wrote sometime in the late 50’s.  It is a difficult and challenging letter to read but also one of the most important writings in the Bible outside of the Gospels.  In this...
Demons

Demons

People today cannot just disagree they feel they have to demonize their adversary as being in “league with Satan” as they caricature their stance.  Often these ad hominem attacks reflect more the insecurity of the attacker or the flimsiness of their own position. In...
Prayer

Prayer

“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  Is this really our experience?  I am sure that all of us have had the experience of asking for something in prayer and not receiving it.  We prayed for an answer on an exam...
Word of God

Word of God

Today’s first reading from Nehemiah describes a Jewish “Liturgy of the Word.”  Since Christianity started out as a Jewish sectarian movement our Liturgy of the Word is very similar to what is described in this first reading. The Jewish people gathered in the Courtyard...

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