Browsing the February 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

Browsing the February 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

2-23-2020 "Be Perfect?"

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 2/21/20

Be Perfect???In the last line of today’s Gospel Jesus says: “Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Well, let’s face facts; perfection is not something that you, I or anyone is capable of achieving. Thus Jesus’ command to “be perfect,” seems a bit absurd, doesn’t it? So ... Read More »

2-16-2020 With Living Comes Wisdom

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 2/16/20

With Living Comes Wisdom

The first of today’s scripture readings is taken from an ancient book, titled:

The Wisdom of Joshua Ben Sira - a.k.a., The Book of Sirach.

It is one of the Wisdom books of the Old Testament, and treats of good morals and the true religious ... Read More »

2-09-2020 Salt and Light

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 2/10/20

Salt and Light

Today’s Gospel provides us with an example of Jesus recruiting disciples to assist him with his mission. Son of God though he is, building the Kingdom requires workers who are united in their commitment to heed Jesus’ call and who in turn can inspire others to ... Read More »

2-2-2020 Food for the Soul

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 2/01/20

Food for the Soul

Last week we celebrated for the first time, the Sunday of the Word of God. You may have noticed that the Book of Gospels, which the deacons hold aloft during the opening procession, was placed upright on the altar. This is intended to give prominence ... Read More »