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Strength for your wobbly knees Oh how pathetic we look when we feel discouraged and weary of our trials! Today’s first reading describes us as having weak knees and drooping hands. For some reason, we assume we're not supposed to…
Winning the race against sin Today's first reading describes our journey to heaven as a race. We're in a life-long marathon, running a race against our own sinful tendencies. What slows us down is the dead weight of the sins…
The Presentation of the Lord in our lives Reflecting on today's Gospel reading, think back to a time when someone presented Jesus to you in such a way that it changed you forever. Do you do the same for others?…
The authority of Jesus This Sunday's Gospel reading illustrates the authority of Jesus. If we truly accept and understand his authority over our lives, we can rejoice in the Lord even when life hands us hardships. Why? Because we know…
Tame every storm with The Word In today’s Gospel reading there are three characters in this story of the calming of the sea that bring chapter 4 of Mark to a close. There are the disciples. There is Jesus. And…
What surprises are you growing? "This is how it is with the reign of God," explains Jesus in today’s Gospel passage: We scatter our faith around like seeds by interceding for others, by doing God's will, and by sharing our…
How to help others become more loving "We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works," says today’s first reading. We all know people who need to be roused (i.e., awakened in the faith), people who…
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