April 7, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Lent begins with ashes: the ashes of repentance, ashes like those from which the phoenix rises in mythology, ashes like those which Job and the king of Nineveh sat down […]
March 31, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Lent

The gospel for today is one of black and white differences, of stark contrast. And we can think of these contrasts as the difference between home and the far country. […]
March 24, 2019

Third Sunday in Lent

 I really doubt that any of your Confirmation verses came from today’s gospel. And I doubt that anyone’s favorite passage of Scripture comes from today’s gospel. But I hope […]
March 17, 2019

Second Sunday in Lent

“The Woman Who Fell From the Sky.” It was what playwright Victor Hugo Rascón Banda called his play about a woman named Rita. In 1983, Rita was noticed rummaging through trash […]
March 10, 2019

First Sunday in Lent

The coming-of-age story has for thousands of years been a common genre in the stories that people tell. It’s the story that celebrates and establishes the identity of the hero […]