Sunday Bible Reflection
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
Psalm 34:2-3,17-19, 23
2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18
Jesus draws a blunt picture in today's Gospel.
The Pharisee's prayer is almost a parody of the thanksgiving psalms (see for example Psalms 30,118). Instead of praising God for His mighty works, the Pharisee congratulates himself for his own deeds, which he presents to God in some detail.
The tax collector stands...
This post is an excerpt from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke.
I am not surprised at your imperfections as I find many in myself, although I have had much more spare time here than I have enjoyed for a long while, which has been a great comfort; may our Lord comfort your soul too, as I beg of Him. Amen. You exaggerate your imperfection; I have experienced something of the sort...
This post is excerpted from Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke.
You have in your hands a thirty-day retreat that can—and will—change your life. We don’t propose that you spend thirty days off in a cave somewhere. That would be contrary to the spirit of St. Thérèse. Instead, we propose...
This post is an excerpt from Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke.
“And then she said to her divine guide: “You know where I want to go, You know for whom I want to climb the mountain, for whom I want to reach the goal. You know the one whom I love and the one whom I...