By Ann O’Connor, Notre Dame Associate
Today’s readings challenge us to the true discipleship of total commitment to the will of God, putting God first in our lives.
The readings help us think about what we truly desire. The first reading tells us we cannot understand the mind…
By Sr. Dorothy Rolf, ND
This week’s reflection is a diversion from the Sunday Readings.
I invite you to use Psalm 67 for your meditation this week. It’s a reminder of God’s love and care for each of us. It could be your daily prayer this week.
By Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate
Luke 13 13:22-30
Competition: we all want to win; some, of course, will lose.
LIFE IS ALL OF THESE.
Jesus knew joy…and tears…He knew birth…and life…and death.
After the Crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead! That’s what His life was all about.
Throughout Luke’s account of Christ’s life, as…
By Sr Mary Hlas ND
Today’s Gospel, initially, can be very confusing. Luke begins this Gospel with Jesus telling His disciples, “I have come to set the world on fire and how I wish it were already blazing.”
We see, on television, many parts of the world where huge fires…
By Rod and Connie Determan, Notre Dame Associates
Just as in the Second Reading Hebrews 11:16 “But now they desire a better homeland, a heavenly one.” my desires were to see where God could fill my life and look for a better homeland. There isn’t a GPS or a…
By Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate
Planning and “God Willing”
Planning is an integral part of our lives, day in and day out. From the moment we awake to lying in bed at night to review plans for tomorrow.
I was reminded of an old joke about “when I make plans,…
By Sr Joan Polak, ND
I imagine we all pray sometime. What is your way of prayer? Is it asking for something, thanking for something, bargaining with God, or is it just talking to God?
Again, I ask: What is your way of prayer? Persistent begging? Bargaining with God? Thanksgiving…
By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate
In our gospel reading for Sunday, we have Martha busy preparing a meal and making her visitors comfortable, not unlike Abraham and Sarah in our first reading who reach out to three strangers– and not unlike the Good Samaritan in last Sunday’s reading…
By Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate
Jesus’ first and most important commandment is to love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself. We love family members and friends of course, but Jesus wants us to love people we don’t know, people who don’t want…
By Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate
RESPONSORIAL PSALM 66
Response: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
3 Say to God, “How awesome you are!”
4 All earth bows down before you and sings to thee.
6 Come and see the marvels of God, His awesome deeds for us.