Where did we ever get the notion that the narrow definition of religion was going to get us anywhere meaningful?
This has been a very long week for me. I received six homeless calls. Which has seriously interrupted my New Year’s Resolution planning! Now I’m two weeks into the new year and haven’t committed to anything! Statistically, I only have a few more weeks before I give up. According to U.S. News, “approximately 80% of … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution
The tomb was empty. He was gone. Mary cried out in anguish, “What have they done with him?” The response was not comforting to her, “He’s not here”. It wasn’t what the other disciples wanted to hear either. They didn’t believe her. As Catholics, we are still in the midst of our most holy Easter … Continue reading New Eyes to See
LOVE I Said I Loved You, But I Lied Often the words, ‘I love you” are just that - words. If I am married I feel obligated to tell my spouse. If I have children or parents, I should tell them, at least sometimes, maybe Christmas is enough, or Christmas and birthdays. Maybe I could … Continue reading The Fruits of the Spirit
Matthew 26:35-40, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me.” Then the just will ask him, “Lord, … Continue reading But…Who do YOU say I am?
Do you remember how long you believed in Santa? I remember slowly doubting when I was about seven. Santa became suspect when my brother and sister, who are older, began to make fun of me. But I didn’t want to stop believing. Christmas was magical. Santa made it so. For a child Santa is the reason for the season (we can only hope they outgrow … Continue reading When You Quit Believing in Santa, You Get Underwear
So many Americans pride themselves on what truly is a self-serving and glaring distinction between love of self and love of neighbor. But there is no such distinction if we are open to seeing the deepest truth of our connectedness because we are all created by one God to be in relationship with Him and … Continue reading Hungry for LOVE