Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


Showing items for 'September 2010'

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

Sunday's First Reading is from a minor, obscure prophet named Habakkuk. He is generally believed to have written his book in the mid to late 7th century BC, not long before the Babylonians' siege and capture of Jerusalem. He and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem have been praying for relief and...

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

When I preside at the Eucharist, I usually add a few extra words to the official prayers. For example, in Eucharistic Prayers 2 and 3, in the remembrance of the dead, I always add "especially those who are dear to us." In the prayer after the Our Father, instead of praying God to "grant us...

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

I'm drawing a blank when it comes to the reflection on Sunday's readings. Guess it's because I'm on some "happy pills" because of a bad knee sprain last week. Jeez alou, those meds are something else! If I let myself go, I'd probably write something that's on a par with the weird visions in the...

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

The Psalm's response (for this coming Sunday) stirs something deep within me:"In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge." As I look back over my life, I can say "This is true." When I was younger, I didn't feel that as intensely as I do now in my 60's.