Fr. Scott Lewis, S.J
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 19 (Year A) Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48
The Old and New Testaments speak with a unified voice on so many things.
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 12 (Year A) Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37
We are free, but freedom can be frightening. With freedom comes responsibility, and humans are masters at fleeing from this and making excuses for their failures.
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 5 (Year A) Isaiah 58:6-10; Psalm 112; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16
Why does God seem so distant or even absent in our world? Why are our societies and nations so polarized and torn by divisions?
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 29 (Year A) Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13; Psalm 146; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12
What if we were aware of an approaching disaster?
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 22 (Year A) Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17-18; Matthew 4:12-23
In the depths of gloom and suffering, the most welcome gift is a message of true hope and encouragement.
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 15 (Year A) Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34
The job we signed on for often turns out to be far more than we could imagine.
Epiphany of the Lord, Jan. 8 (Year A) Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12
Darkness does indeed often cover the Earth and its people, and it is one of our own making.
Mary, the Holy Mother of God, Jan. 1 (Year A) Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21
What does Aaron’s blessing tell us about the nature of God?
Nativity of the Lord, Dec. 25 (Year A) Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-16
Jesus is God’s response to the prayers, yearnings and hopes of human beings in all times and places.
4th Sunday of Advent, Dec. 18 (Year A) Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24
When our situation is desperate and we are backed into a corner, we want to be sure that God is present and has our back. What do we ask of God for reassurance or proof?