Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Psalm 85:9-14 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8 “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD” (Isaiah 40:3). Our hearts are
“But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13: 32). On
“When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of
“But the hand of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, protected Jeremiah, so they did not hand him over to the people to be put to death“ (Jeremiah
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and his own house” (Matthew 13:57). In today’s gospel, Jesus’ native people rejected his
God is an ever present light in the world. The only way to avoid God’s presence is by intention or ignorance. God is merciful to
God, I give my heart to you this day; may you will it to please you.
On the Solemnity of Pentecost and the birthday of the Church, I honor the Holy Spirit by the words below. Thanks to Deacon Dan Lupo,