XXI Sunday: To follow Jesus in a simple, authentic, and whole hearted way is the work of a lifetime

August 22, 2021 Jesus has some very interesting things to say about life — attractive points about spirituality that focus on personal fulfillment, the heart of religion, the promise of eternal life.  For the people of his day in Jerusalem and Palestine, he was a breath of fresh air. But let me repeat to youContinue reading XXI Sunday: To follow Jesus in a simple, authentic, and whole hearted way is the work of a lifetime

XVIII Sunday, Ordinary Time: Shoulder My Yoke and Learn from Me, for I am Gentle and Humble in Heart

August 1, 2021 We do need a savior.  We do need mentors and good examples.  The “I” in us is distracted easily, diverted willingly and loves to get lost in its own self. There have been and continue to be many religious or spiritual paths that are meant to help us balance the “I” andContinue reading XVIII Sunday, Ordinary Time: Shoulder My Yoke and Learn from Me, for I am Gentle and Humble in Heart

VI Sunday Easter: God Shows No Partiality

5/9/21 “‘Peter began to speak, saying, ‘In truth, I see that God shows no partiality; rather, in every nation, whoever fears Him and acts uprightly is acceptable to Him.”’ (Acts 10:34-35). A practicing Catholic is different from a cultural Catholic.  A cultural Catholic was brought up in the Church and remembers certain outward forms ofContinue reading “VI Sunday Easter: God Shows No Partiality”

Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives

April 2, 2021 Today, I am not thinking about nor imagining Jesus hanging on his cross.  Rather, I am visualizing and imagining all the people I know who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives. I think of… Margaret and all who are working through breast cancer, Elizabeth and all who have experiencedContinue reading Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives