Contributed on Aug 5, 2008
Faith, obedience and patient acceptance of suffering can attract others to the Gospel.
“If it is you calling, Lord, bid me come to you.” We have all been called by Jesus–usually in a tiny, whispering sound, barely audible above the roar and clamor of our lives. That is why we must take time every day to pray, to listen in silence to the Walker on the waters. But we can’t ever ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2019
We have to solve the problem back at the source of the problem. And that’s the human mind and heart.
Ascension Sunday 2019 “Let us then be children no longer, tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of . . .human trickery.” If you’ve ever been a supervisor of little boys, you know what St. Paul is writing about to the Ephesians. One little kid has a stupid idea–let’s throw some cats in ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2020
Focus on the greatest gift, love, and the least gift, praying in tongues. They must tie together, or the Holy Spirit is not behind them.
Solemnity of Pentecost 2020 Anyone who has participated at some point in a Catholic charismatic prayer meeting will find today’s readings for Pentecost pretty familiar. Whether or not you felt drawn to the charismatic or Pentecostal experience, you recognize that when the Holy Spirit was sent into ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2021
How do we live in harmony? The secret is in the Lord’s Prayer, the beautiful prayer of the end-times that we recite in one voice every time we gather for Liturgy.
2nd Sunday of Advent With this great reading about John the Baptist from Matthew’s Gospel, you probably expect me to sermonize on repenting of sin as a preparation for Christmas. You might anticipate an exhortation to examine your consciences, identify those actions and attitudes that estrange ...read more