Category Archives: 2Lent

God’s Bearhugging Boy

✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday in the 2nd Week of Lent (B2) Micah 7:14-15, 18-20  Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Erant autem appropinquantes ei publicani, et peccatores ut audirent illum. Et murmurabant pharisaei, et scribae, dicentes : Quia hic peccatores recipit, … Continue reading

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No pain. No gain.

✙ JMJ The Readings for Friday in the 2nd Week of Lent (B2) Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13A, 17B-28A Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46 Dixit ergo Judas fratribus suis : Quid nobis prodest si occiderimus fratrem nostrum, et celaverimus sanguinem ipsius? Melius est ut venundetur … Continue reading

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My Own Private Lazarus

✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday in the 2nd Week of Lent (B2) St David of Wales Jeremiah 17:5-10 Luke 16:19-31 Homo quidam erat dives… There was a certain rich man… We have a huge homeless problem in San Francisco. The … Continue reading

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Can we? Yes we can!

✙ JMJ The Readings for Wednesday in the 2nd Week of Lent (B2) Jeremiah 18:18-20 Matthew 20:17-28 Ecce ascendimus Jerosolymam, et Filius hominis tradetur principibus sacerdotum, et scribis, et condemnabunt eum morte, et tradent eum gentibus ad illudendum, et flagellandum, et … Continue reading

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Might have beens

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent (B2) Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 Matthew 23:1-12 Projicite a vobis omnes praevaricationes vestras in quibus praevaricati estis, et facite vobis cor novum, et spiritum novum.Cast away from you all … Continue reading

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Who am I to Judge?

✙ JMJ The Readings for Monday, the 2nd Week of Lent (B2) Daniel 9:4b-10  Luke 6:36-38 Nolite judicare, et non judicabiminiJudge not, and you shall not be judgedThomas Aquinas, in his Catena Aurea (The Golden Chain) notes the following comments from … Continue reading

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Akeda

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent (B2) Genesis 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18 Romans 8:31B-34  Mark 9:2-10 Non pepercisti unigenito filio tuo propter me. Thou hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake.  There is so … Continue reading

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God’s Family Servants.

The Holy Family Window, St Joseph, a young Jesus, and the BVM. Today’s readings: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 Matthew 23:1-12 The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.Matthew … Continue reading

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Don’t judge me, bro.

Today’s Readings: Daniel 9:4B-10 Luke 6:36-38 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.Luke 6:36-37a This verse can be thrown in our faces at … Continue reading

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The Ur-Leaving

Today’s readings: Genesis 12:1-4a 2 Timothy 1:8B-10 Matthew 17:1-9 Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.Genesis 12:1b At the Stations of the Cross on Friday night … Continue reading

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