Wet trout

Jesus speaks to the Pharisees about how they “disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.”  He is speaking of broadening the scope of the law.  It’s not the fact that the disciples aren’t washing their hands that make them “unclean”, it’s what they say, how they act. Jesus is saying live, act consciously.  Don’t just…

The power of the door

From the first reading of today’s Mass: “Jephthah made a vow to the LORD. ‘If you deliver the Ammonites into my power,” he said, “whoever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites shall belong to the LORD. I shall offer him up as a burnt offering.’”  …

Loosed, bound

MT 18:15-20 is today’s Gospel, and it has quite a bit to say.  We hear Jesus explain to the disciples how to handle a dispute between you and someone you know.  First you go off with this person privately and try and work it out.  You can’t get satisfaction than you bring in people who know what…

Hurry Up! It’s getting away!

The Spirit said to Philip, “Go and join up with that chariot.” In the first reading today, Phillip feels/spiritually hears God calling him to take a desert route, not one he would normally take.  God has some important things to discuss with a certain Ethiopian eunuch, and He needs Phillip to do that talking. Ever have that…

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