Tag: New American Bible

We Are Unprofitable Servants

Jesus said to the Apostles: “Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, “Come here immediately and take your place at table?” Would he not rather say to him, “Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on... Read more »

If Today You Hear His Voice, Harden Not Your Hearts

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Come, let us bow... Read more »

Lying Lips Are An Abomination

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who are truthful are his delight.  Proverbs 12:22, New American Bible Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully please him.  Proverbs 12:22, Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are... Read more »

An Eye for an Eye and St. Anthony of Padua

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. If anyone wants... Read more »

Can You Hear Me Now?

After Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples and eaten breakfast with them,  he said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to Simon Peter a... Read more »

He Prayed For Us

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying: “Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them... Read more »

Our Advocate

Today’s first reading (Acts 19:1-8) talks about the Holy Spirit which, to me, is part of the Holy Trinity that is the most complex.  A friend of mine tried to simplify it for me by saying that the Holy Spirit is like God’s secretary gently reminding us of God’s word.  And of course, Jesus referred... Read more »

Asking and Not Receiving

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us, ” … whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.” (John 16:20-23, NAB). Have you ever prayed for something so hard that your heart fairly burst with your need?  Have you waited patiently or anguished while you waited for God’s answer?  And never received that... Read more »

Ascension Thursday

Jesus said to his disciples:  “A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me.” So some of his disciples said to one another, “What does this mean that he is saying to us, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and... Read more »

Tenacity and God's Plan

In today’s Gospel (Luke 1:39-56, NAB), we start at the very beginning.  Mary goes to visit her cousin and when Elizabeth hears Mary’s greeting, her own child leaps within her and she’s filled with the Holy Spirit.   Elizabeth cries out, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.... Read more »