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Watered-down Scripture readings

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Apr 01, 2003

We're at the height of the spring flaw. The melting snow is rolling down the hill-- right through the fieldstone walls of my basement. The sump pump is working all day. I have to keep checking the water level, to make sure the furnace isn't getting wet. Then I go to Mass, trying to keep my mind off the flooding, and what do I hear? The water is up to the prophet's knees-- no, his waist, and still rising. In the Gospel, some poor man wants to get into a pool.

Don't you think we could save these readings for some other time-- August, maybe-- and concentrate on the parched desert this week?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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