The Inner Word

26 Mar 2023

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Raising up. It happens to both the dry bones in Ezekiel and Jesus’ friend Lazarus.

19 Mar 2023

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

The gospel this week seems to ask, “Who is the real sinner?” The man born blind from birth? Jesus who heals on the sabbath? Or those who fail to see the Light of the World?

12 Mar 2023

Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Have you been in a situation where you felt constrained by established customs or prejudices that seemed unnecessary or unjust to you? How did you react?

5 Mar 2023

Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Has anyone been “transfigured” before your eyes—that is, has someone done or said something that in a flash changed the way you viewed them?

26 Feb 2023

First Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Which of the temptations Jesus faced speaks most directly to you at this point in your life?

19 Feb 2023

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

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

12 Feb 2023

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

In today's psalm we sing, "Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord."

5 Feb 2023

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

From good deeds and other acts of "light" come healing, peace, and glory.

29 Jan 2023

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

Which Beatitude speaks most forcefully to you at this moment in your life?

22 Jan 2023

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

What’s in your heart?

How did you experience your own call to ministry? Did it feel as if it came out of the blue for you, as it surely did for Peter and Andrew?