The Inner Word

26 Apr 2020

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Give and receive witness to the truth of Jesus Christ: Those are two key messages in today’s readings. 

19 Apr 2020

Solemnity of the Second Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Joy, hope, and doubt are all part of each person’s journey of faith.

12 Apr 2020

Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday), Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

When it comes to the truth of Jesus’ life, death, and Resurrection, Jack Nicholson’s oft-quoted line from the movie A Few Good Men comes to mind: “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”

5 Apr 2020

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Today’s readings carry the sorrow of the world. The false accusations, denials, betrayals, and beatings Jesus faced are heartbreaking.

29 Mar 2020

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Belief is a life-and-death issue for Jesus.

22 Mar 2020

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

We are called, appointed, anointed by God to see the light and lead others out of darkness.

15 Mar 2020

Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Aren’t the readings this week about the journey of faith? The Israelites in the desert, with some stubbornness, come to trust in the God who really is with them and saves them.

8 Mar 2020

Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Where have you borne the “hardships” for the sake of the gospel Saint Paul writes of in Romans? What were or are they? How does God strengthen you in the face of difficulties?

1 Mar 2020

First Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

The first reading this week offers a meditation on the origin of sin. The writer doesn’t so much explain why sin came into the world as tell a story about its entry. The disobedience of Adam and Eve grows out of their breaking trust in God.

23 Feb 2020

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Be holy is the simple message of today's readings.