Today's Mass Readings

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March 31, 2019

Inventory

Who fed me when I was little? Who feeds me (earns my daily bread) now? Who first

nourished me with the Bread of Life, with the word of God? Who is feeding me with this bread, teaching me about God, now?

Input

The Entrance Antiphon tells us that those who "rejoice with the Church" (the new Jerusalem) and love her will "find contentment at her consoling breasts." The Church is a nourishing mot...

March 30, 2019

The Response to Psalm 51 is from Hosea 6:6: "I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice." And the verse

continues: "...the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings." The theme of all three readings is that God looks to the heart, not to external actions. What he wants from us is deep, enduring love and the desire to know him, not just "orthodoxy" or acts of religious observance, no matter how go...

March 29, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm is an invitation to wisdom: "I am the Lord your God: hear my voice" (Psalm 81).

Wisdom is defined as "taste for spiritual things" (cf. the Latin sapientia, sapor, and the English "savor"). All three readings are encouraging us to seek our well-being through relationship with God: hearing his voice as disciples and loving what we hear. This is wisdom.

In Hosea 14: 2-10 God reve...

March 28, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm is an unexpected response to the first reading. It urges us: "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts" (Psalm 95).

But in the first reading, God tells Jeremiah (7: 23-28) that when he commanded his people, "Listen to my voice. they obeyed not." Nor did they listen to the prophets. And he warns Jeremiah, "When you speak. they will not listen to you either!"

God is p...

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