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Let your ‘yes’ mean ‘yes’

  Gospel: Mt 5:33-37 JESUS said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow. But I say to you, do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by […]

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Committed adultery with her in his heart

Gospel: Mt 5:27-32 JESUS said to his disciples, “You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already commit­ted adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw […]

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Not to abolish but to fulfill

  Gospel: Mt 5:17-19 JESUS said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, associationnot the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will […]

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The Kingdom of heaven is at hand

  Gospel: Mt 10:7-13 JESUS said to the Twelve: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; […]

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Behold, your mother

Gospel: Jn 19:25-34 STANDING by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, be­hold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” […]

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From frightened disciples to courageous apostles

  Gospel: Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26 [or Jn 20:19-23] JESUS said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always. “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we […]

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