Today's Mass Readings

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January 12, 2020


“Daughters and sons in the Son” —filii in Filio

Appreciating Christ’s Baptism as Revelation, ours as Transformation.


How would you answer now the basic question of life: “Who is Jesus Christ for you?” How would you answer the second question: “Who are you?”

Does the answer to the first question give you the answer to the second?


The Entrance Antiphon shows...

January 11, 2020

The Responsorial Psalm assures us, “The Lord takes delight in his people” (Psalm 149). That includes us.

 1 John 5: 14-21 keeps insisting that “we know” God takes delight in us because “we are… in his Son Jesus Christ.” Because we are “in Christ,” sharing in his divine life, God is able to “see and love in us what he sees and loves in Christ” (Sunday Preface VII). God’s own truth and love are in us...

January 10, 2020

The Responsorial Psalm sings, “Praise the Lord, Jerusalem” (Psalm 147).

1 John 5: 5-13 tells us why: it is because we have the life of God in us, and we can know it. “And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever possesses the Son has life; whoever does not possess the Son of God does not have life.”

How do we know we really are in life-giving union with J...

January 9, 2020

The Responsorial Psalm persists with the Epiphany theme, “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.”

1 John 4:19 to 5:4 concludes from this that we have to love the people of “every nation on earth.”

John argues, “Everyone who loves the Father loves also the one begotten by him.” This includes Jesus and all who have become “children of God” through belief in him. Therefore “those who love God must...

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