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
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.
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 occurs to me… He loves them The ones who make me laugh, the ones who hold me when I cry, the bright ones, the sassy ones, the stubborn ones, the silly ones, the brave ones who don’t know they’re brave, the weak ones who know where to get their … Continue reading 1 John 4:8
I hear that January 6th is some sort of anniversary. That's right, it's the Feast of the Epiphany, that glorious day, 12 days past Christmas when those amazing "wisemen" arrived from the East to bring gifts to the Christ child. For Catholic Christians, once Christmas day arrives, we begin to celebrate the epic event of … Continue reading #January6th
I watched this 10 minute excerpt from a Jordan Peterson talk and I found it fascinating and worth pondering, which I've done for much of the afternoon, in between chores and errands. So, I'll share my thoughts with you now. And maybe you can add to what I've come up with. I'd love to hear … Continue reading Sacrifice and growth
Christmas comes in a week! I’ve been reflecting on the Eve of the King’s birth. As a member of the Culture of Life, I recall and humbly ask you, dear reader, also to remember that the birth of Jesus sanctifies every human life and reminds us to not only be concerned with babies and their … Continue reading Almost There!
I read a reflection recently about hope and then heard a song about hope. And it got me to wondering how the average person would define hope. What is hope? That's not the proper question, though. Who is hope? That's the right question to ask because hope is a Person, and His name is Jesus. … Continue reading The Proper Question
That's Jesus talking right there! Not the baby Jesus in a manger, but the man, full-grown, who knows who He is and who we can be. He says in this passage to His followers that a city on a hill cannot be hidden. Because of all the LIGHT! Am I the light I'm called to … Continue reading You Are the Light of the World
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!
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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