Category Archives: Biblical Commentary

Christ’s Decent Into Hell

Christ’s Decent Into Hell

I wanted to share one of my favorite readings from Holy Week in the Divine Office today. What is truly special about this homily is it’s antiquity, as it comes from the very early days of the Church. I am reposting it in full, I’m sure the author won’t mind the copyright infringement, as he’sContinue Reading

The Washing of Feet

“He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist” John 13:4-5 This post is not being written so that you can run up to your clergy and tell them they areContinue Reading

Genesis is Only the Beginning

So in our deacon formation classes, we have a bit of an argument, and I thought it would be fun to air our dirty laundry all over the internet. Okay, so it’s not all that, but we do get rather excited over this topic. Is the creation account in Genesis historically accurate, or is itContinue Reading

I Bit Off More Than I Can Chew…. Again

I do this every year. I have these great plans for Lent. I’m not just going to give up chocolate, heck no. I’m going to totally remake my life. I’m gonna be a new man. I’m going to put my entire life back in order in one fell swoop. Heck yea! I’m gonna man itContinue Reading


So I was looking for a good reflection for our communion service today and I must admit I had a bit of trouble. I am allowed to give reflections of my own at communion services since they are not Masses, but until I get comfortable with that idea, I choose a reflection to read fromContinue Reading

Speaking to People on Their Level

“Although I am free in regard to all, I have made myself a slave to all so as to win over as many as possible. …….. I have become all things to all, to save at least some.” 1 Corinthians 9:19-22, abbreviated How did he do it? Let’s face it, Paul was The Man. This is myContinue Reading