Feb 27, 2021
(Gn.22:1-2,9-13,15-18; Ps.116:10,15-19; Rom.8:31-34; Mk.9:2-10)
“You shall offer him up as a holocaust
on a height that I will point out to you.”
“Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love,” the Lord instructs Abraham, calling him to sacrifice even as an animal his beloved child, upon whom...
Feb 20, 2021
(Gn.9:8-15; Ps.25:4-9; 1Pt.3:18-22; Mk.1:12-15)
“I set my bow in the clouds
to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”
In times past God made a covenant with Noah and his sons once they had come from the ark “that the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all mortal beings,”...
Feb 13, 2021
(Lv.13:1-2,44-46; Ps.32:1-2,5,7,11; 1Cor.10:31-11:1; Mk.1:40-45)
“I said, ‘I confess my faults to the Lord,’
and you took away the guilt of my sin.”
The leper in our gospel confesses his faults to the Lord when he says, “If you wish, you can make me clean,” for by these words he recognizes that “he...
Feb 6, 2021
(Jb.7:1-4,6-7; Ps.147:1-6; 1Cor.9:16-19,22-23; Mk.1:29-39)
“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”
In our first reading, Job is about as brokenhearted as a man could be, beset entirely by the devil’s trials as he is. “Swifter than a weaver’s shuttle” his complete loss of goods...
Feb 3, 2021
(Heb.12:18-19,21-24; Ps.48:2-4,9-11; Mk.6:7-13)
“You have drawn near to MountZion
and the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem…”
“…to the assembly of the first-born enrolled in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant,...