inexpressible groanings

In this Sunday’s reading from the Letter to the Romans 8:26, Paul describes the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer when he writes, “for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.” The phrase “inexpressible groanings” seems a bit …

parable

Throughout the Gospels Jesus constantly speaks in parables, though he’s willing to explain them to his inner circle. In this Sunday’s reading from the Gospel According to Matthew 13:1-23, Jesus discusses his use of parables with his followers and suggests that he deliberately uses them to make his message unclear. …

rest

This Sunday’s reading from the Gospel According to Matthew 11:25-30 contains Jesus’ frequently quoted promise to give rest to humanity. Rest is …

worth / worthiness

In this Sunday’s reading from the Gospel According to Matthew 10:37-42, Jesus speaks using extremely strong language to explain what it means …

to kill

What does it mean to kill the body but not the soul? Jesus draws a distinction between death and destruction in this …

‘eat my flesh’

This Sunday’s feast of Corpus Christi or the Body of Christ celebrates the sacrament of the  Eucharist and features a reading from …

Trinity

This week, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Trinity is the word that we use to describe the one …

Pentecost

This coming Sunday, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. This liturgical feast has roots going back into the Old Testament, though the …

Assumption and Ascension

This week, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, the feast that marks Jesus going up to heaven following …

advocate

In this Sunday’s reading from the Gospel According to John, we encounter Jesus’ well-known description of the Holy Spirit as an advocate, …