Lent 2023 First Reading

Day 2, Thursday after Ash Wednesday Today’s reading is taken from the book of Deuteronomy. According to the Catholic Study Bible, Moses is speaking to his people on the eve of his death. These are some of his final words. Moses tells the Israelite community they have a choice to make, and that choice willContinue reading “Lent 2023 First Reading”

Advent 2022 Day 24

Ashes are the picture on the ornament for today. Zimmerman uses Genesis 3:19 to reflect. “By the sweat of your brow will you eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” At first glance it feels like thisContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 24”

Advent 2022 Day 21

Today’s ornament is a picture of a fishing lure. Zimmerman uses Luke 5:1-11 to illustrate her reflection. These verses tell the story of the tired fishermen, who had been up through the night, fishing without a catch. Jesus borrows their boat, preaches from it for a while, and then turns to Peter and asks himContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 21”

Advent 2022 Day 20

The heart is on our ornament today. How fitting it is for the season of Advent. Zimmerman uses 1John 4:7-8, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love.”Continue reading “Advent 2022 Day 20”

Advent 2022 Day 19

An anchor is represented on the ornament for today. Zimmerman uses Romans 8:28, 38-39, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. … For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither theContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 19”

First Day of Advent Catholic Moments

Today is the first Sunday, the first day of Advent. In the Catholic Church, we spend the four weeks before Christmas contemplating the incarnation, Jesus coming to earth as a tiny baby. It is a lovely Tradition to prayerfully take time out of our busy schedules and mull over what the coming of the LordContinue reading “First Day of Advent Catholic Moments”