The Hope and Promise of Redemption

10-28-2018Weekly Reflection

The prophet Jeremiah prophesies the end of the Babylonian exile. He describes how the weak and sorrowful people now return with joy. These are the scattered people of God: the blind and the lame, the mothers and pregnant women. They shall be led along an easy road so that no one will stumble. The Lord’s kindness and mercy are on all these weak and broken people.


Words of Wisdom

10-14-2018Weekly Reflection

The spirit of wisdom, as we discover in today’s first reading, comes to those who pray for her. Wisdom, like the word of God, carries a message of consolation as well as of great challenge. The Letter to the Hebrews tells us that the word of God, infused with the wisdom of God, is “sharper than any two-edged sword.”


He Embraced Them and Blessed Them

10-07-2018Weekly Reflection

Today Jesus stresses how children embody the reign of God. They are trusting and loving and have hearts that are open to love. They are joyfulwhen they are made aware of God’s love for them, and are eager to return that love.