June 1, 2018

Mark 11:11-26

The key to this difficult Gospel is understanding that the fig tree is an Old Testament image of Israel. The temple is to be a house of prayer for all people, not a certain select few. For Jesus, Jewish temple piety is insincere and does not bear fruit. That’s the source of his anger.

I know that I am not always sincere in my prayer and practice. With your help I will strive to be fully alive, conscious, and active in faith.

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Daily Reading and Prayer

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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God


June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018
Matthew 6:19-23 In the final section of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus talks about holiness. To be holy one must choose spiritual goods over earthly... Read More

June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Matthew 6:7-15 Jesus contrasts the disciples’ prayer with that of pagans who tend to babble relentlessly, hoping to be heard by one deity or... Read More

June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus instructs the disciples about works of piety. The point of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving is not to be seen and admired... Read More