32nd Sunday Ordinary Time – Scribes-as-Foil

The gospel of Mark reflects theologically on the life of Jesus through, especially, his encounter with his disciples and the Twelve, the scribes and the Pharisees, the chief priests and elders, the crowd and those whom he healed – all for the sake of inviting us to walk with him more closely toward his cross and […]

31st Sunday Ordinary Time – On Hearing the Word of God [4]

A Fourth time: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One! And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength! And your neighbor as yourself. Overview: Moses proposes this commandment. Our honest and uncensored response to it discloses processes taking place in our […]

31st Sunday Ordinary Time – On Listening to The Word of God… [3]

A Third time: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One! And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength! And your neighbor as yourself Part One – Overview: Moses proposes this commandment. Our responses to it disclose processes taking place in our […]

31st Sunday Ordinary Time – On Listening to The Word of God… [2]

A Second time: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One! And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength! Part One – Overview: Moses proposes this commandment. Our responses to it disclose processes taking place in our inner […]

31st Sunday Ordinary Time – On Listening to The Word of God… [1]

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One! And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength! Part One – Overview: Moses proposes this commandment. Our responses to it disclose processes taking place in our inner lives. It then […]

30th Sunday Ordinary Time, the Kenotic Christ, and Niagara Falls

My next writing project deals with 1) charting the inner life of worshipers which manifests in our unseen tendency to domesticate God; and 2) how engagement in the gestures, words, symbols, and actions of the Mass might locate us in our resistance to the Mystery as the very way of encountering the kenotic Trinity. Something like […]

30th Sunday Ordinary Time and the Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy…

I’m fascinated by this video because of the way it talks about the unknown and unseen: “At the heart of our Milky Way… lies a trap door to eternity – a supermassive black hole. Or, at least astronomers think it’s there… ‘the dark monster’… ‘the black hole’s bottomless gullet’… ‘doomed gasses swirling inward’… ‘the tombstone […]

30th Sunday Ordinary Time & Feast of St. Narcissus – coincidence? Or…?

St. Narcissus of Jerusalem is the patron saint who wards off insect bites. Hmmm. In our post-Freudian times, I turn to him as the patron of those of us who are egotistical, self-centered, and vain. Our numbers are legion. On this Monday after the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, let’s take a moment to consider […]

29th Sunday Ordinary Time – Drink of this Cup…

The Greek, poterion, “Cup” (not chalice), appears only four times in Mark. Stunning and telling instances. Witness! Mark 10:38–39            But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized […]

29th Sunday Ordinary Time – Jesus Came not to Be Served, but…

OK, this part is very odd, very curious. And I don’t know what to make of it. You be the judge… Jesus came NOT to be served but to serve, right? That’s what Sunday’s gospel said. Mark 10:42            So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the […]

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