“Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted (Matthew 15:13). This scripture in today’s gospel (MT 15:1-2, 10-14) reminds me of
(Commentary on 8/4/14 readings) “And Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet: Listen to this, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent you” (Jeremiah 28:15).
“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
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) For the last few days, I have
“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy