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Friar Reflection

Greater Righteousness

In today’s Gospel Jesus calls us to a “greater righteousness.”  The word “righteousness” in Matthew’s Gospel means knowing and doing the will of God.  We pray for righteousness in the Our Father:...

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Mercy of God

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  This feast and today’s readings ask us to focus on the love and mercy of God.  St. Paul speaks in today’s second reading of the...

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Listen and Love

The question posed to Jesus in today’s gospel seems trivial to us. Why so much concern about which commandment is important? For the people of Jesus’ time, it would have been a very important...

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