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Sinking fearScott Hahn

How do we find God in the storms and struggles of our lives, in the trials we encounter in trying to do His will? God commands Elijah in today's First Reading to stand on the mountain and await His passing ...

Food in due season Scott Hahn

In Jesus and the Church, Isaiah's promises in today's First Reading are fulfilled. All who are thirsty come to the living waters of Baptism (see John 4:14). The hungry delight in rich fare -- given bread ...

Treasures of the kingdom Scott Hahn

What is your new life in Christ worth to you? Do you love His words more than gold and silver, as we sing in today's Psalm? Would you, like the characters in the Gospel today, sell all that you have ...

Of wheat and weeds Scott Hahn

God is always teaching His people; we hear in today's First Reading. And what does He want us to know? That He has care for all of us, that though He is a God of justice, even those who defy and disbelieve ...

To find our livesScott Hahn

The Liturgy this week continues to instruct us in the elements of discipleship. We're told that even the humblest among us have a share in the mission Christ gives to His Church. We're not all called ...

Be not afraid Scott Hahn

Our commitment to Christ will be put to the test. We will hear whispered warnings and denunciations, as Jeremiah does in today's First Reading. Even so-called friends will try to trap us and trip us ...

Word of the 'living Father'Scott Hahn

The Eucharist is given to us as a challenge and a promise. That's how Jesus presents it in today's Gospel. He doesn't make it easy for those who hear Him. They are repulsed and offended at His words. ...

How God loves Scott Hahn

We often begin Mass with the prayer from today's Epistle: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." We praise the God who has ...