Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cheese-fare Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Mt 6:14-21

Think of a house that has been unoccupied for a few months. It’s tidy but there is dust over everything. We are all sort of like that. We are not great sinners but we have our small sins or imperfections. They are the dust particles in our otherwise clean and tidy souls. We are not […]

Meat-fare Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. 1 Cor 8:8-9:2; Mt 25:31-46

This Sunday is called the Sunday of the Last Judgment, because of the Gospel reading, or Meat-fare Sunday because, in the old discipline, it is the last day to eat meat and meat products until Pascha. St. Paul is explicit in warning us not to judge others because of what they eat or don’t eat. […]

Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Feb. 12, 2017. Lk 15:11-32

Jesus tells us the parable of the Prodigal Son in a very succinct fashion. He gives only the necessary details – no frills. He gives us the clear message of how merciful and loving God the Father is toward us. This is his point. But, have you ever noticed that he leaves us dangling at […]

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, Feb. 5, 2017. Lk 18:10-14

Two men went up to the Temple to pray; one a publican, the other a Pharisee. We have the hated tax collector, as we did last week with Zacchaeus. We have the Pharisee; the very word means one set apart. Jesus often calls them hypocrites. The Pharisee who, while outwardly religious in his observances, does […]