III Sunday of Easter:  Jesus, Help me to appreciate everyone I meet

April 23, 2023 Today’s message from the Holy Spirit and Jesus is simple, profound and reassuring.  That he walks with us and will appear to us, from time to time, when we are with others, when we are just walking along in life and not expecting him to happen by. We are accustomed to findContinue reading “III Sunday of Easter:  Jesus, Help me to appreciate everyone I meet”

Lent II: Just Listen

March 5, 2023 You can now switch back and forth, driving up to what is called the Mount of the Transfiguration (Southern Galilee) where a 1924 Church recalls the moment of today’s story: Up in 10 minutes by van, it took Jesus and his disciples several hours to climb its 1800 feet.  What happened there?Continue reading “Lent II: Just Listen”

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”

Holy Trinity: God is in our heart of hearts

June 12, 2022 (third and final version) The first place that we go to look for God is in our “heart of hearts.”  Somewhere deep within our consciousness – partly in our mind, somewhere in the depths of what we call our hearts, our souls. In an old cosmology of 2,000 years ago, God wasContinue reading Holy Trinity: God is in our heart of hearts