28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus invites us after a shockwave to put our ingenuity to work, to walk through positive possibilities with the help of others who will appear

9/18/22 We have to work.  We need a job that is fair and pays well.  We need money.  We need a career which fulfills our life.  We need relationships that complement and fulfill ourselves as human beings. We need values.  We set priorities.  We need our families and our human relationships.  We need to beContinue reading “28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus invites us after a shockwave to put our ingenuity to work, to walk through positive possibilities with the help of others who will appear”

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Tame our ego, look for the truth, have some personal discipline and invite God to help

September 11, 2022 As a younger child, I used to go to “confession” every Saturday night, and I repeated the same sins of fighting with my brothers and sister and disobeying my parents – for years. I did not substitute a molten calf for Jesus in the blessed sacrament.  I was not a “stiff neckedContinue reading “24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Tame our ego, look for the truth, have some personal discipline and invite God to help”

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Heaven is God’s Gift to Us

August 21, 2022 The first thing/idea that strikes my attention is the question that someone asked Jesus.  Maybe it was the Gospel writer or maybe the Gospel writer had heard the question asked many times: “Lord, will only a few be saved?” Hmmm, I thought to myself: I went back several Sundays – questions?  Jesus’Continue reading “18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Heaven is God’s Gift to Us”

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Expressing our intimacy with God through prayer

July 24, 2022 Persist, Pester, Perish.  Jesus said a number of things about prayer and praying.  He talked about prayer as being simple and natural.  He was most concerned about making prayer a “show” or about tying ourselves up in endless words. All of us were taught three or four of the most handed downContinue reading “17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Expressing our intimacy with God through prayer”