What the world needs now is…meaning

People need something to live for. Meaning comes with a higher purpose in one’s life. Maybe it’s loving your child and getting them to responsible adulthood. Maybe it’s a spouse who would truly be lost without you. Maybe it’s a career that no one else could navigate as well as you for the sake of … Continue reading What the world needs now is…meaning

“What a piece of work is man…”

I listened to a Bishop Barron podcast this morning about “What Makes Life Meaningful?” which led me to go back and find this blog entry that I published in 2018. Here’s the link to his podcast: https://youtu.be/-oLVgaTfju4
Please read my entry, read the Bishop’s podcast, and share! God bless you! And thanks.

Drowning in Lemonade

In the Old Testament’s 8th Psalm we read a meditation on the awesomeness of God and how insignificant we seem in comparison. And yet, we human beings are still the pinnacle of God’s creation.

In verse 6 we read,

“Yet you have made him little less than a god, crowned him with glory and honor.” Some translations use the term “angel” instead of “a god,” but we get the sense of it. Men and women are just a bit less special than creatures in Heaven. And that’s definitely at the ‘top of the heap’ on earth!

I was reminded of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as I’m sure many are and have been, in reading the words excerpted above from Psalm 8. Hence the title of this entry. In this passage Shakespeare has Hamlet observe, “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and…

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It’s the 3rd Sunday of Advent. That’s Gaudete Sunday. It means rejoice! Yes, that’s the theme of the week. This is from 4 years ago, but I wanted to share again because of the many new followers. Thanks and continue to have a Blessed Advent!

Drowning in Lemonade

I heard an interesting homily on Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday a fews years ago. In our liturgical cycle, the same readings came up again today. Our presider, Father Raphael, relayed to the congregation the story of a policeman who was asked by an out of town visitor where he might find a church for Sunday services. He did not specify any particular religious preference and so the policeman recommended a Catholic Church that was on his ‘beat’. When the visitor asked him why he referred him to that church, the policeman replied, “Those people coming out of that church are always so happy. They say they receive Jesus Christ into their hearts and they take Him with them when they leave, to their homes, and everywhere else they go…”

Of course, that’s how it should be for all of us. The joy we feel after we receive the Eucharist should carry…

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