On the Plains of Ur

“From this place, where faith was born, from the land of our father Abraham, let us affirm that God is merciful and that the greatest blasphemy is to profane his name by hating our brothers and sisters. Hostility, extremism, and violence are not born of a...

“The Loop of Grace”

God’s grace, precisely because it is grace, cannot be held on to; rather, it is had only in the measure that it remains grace—that is to say, a gift given away. -Bishop Barron, Daily Gospel Reflection 021321


In today’s reading Job laments the trouble that has befallen him. What he does not yet realize is that he is passing through death to new life, just as we all must do.