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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
January 31, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


Television and so many movies depict the joys of sins that make them part of the landscape and hard to resist! We can be lured.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Satan and the Devil

It is no accident that, among the ten command-ments, only envy has two inscriptions against it.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The One and the Many

The Gospel Reading calls to our attention what an affliction it is to be double-minded.

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Gillick, SJ


Each of us labors to taste life with joy, but there are difficulties.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

A Specific Respons-ibility

Society is often a ‘false prophet,’ claiming to speak the truth and even to be ‘Christian,’ but at the same time glorifying war and oppressing the poor.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Does God raise ordinary people from our midst to become prophets? Is there a cause for which you might become a prophet?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

The Retired MD

I have seen tears and listened

and in listening the healing began

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