The above quote is the response to a question Jesus asks after sharing the parable of the Good Samaritan. The lesson here is that we are all called by God to care for our neighbor. And who is our neighbor? The question that instigated Jesus's parable reveals that everyone is our neighbor. Friend, family, stranger, … Continue reading “The one who treated him with mercy.”
Here is my latest audio selection! Give a listen! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PoIVWHPREt6UYOf03-pU-5yLB_Z0bM8T/view?usp=drivesdk
Here's my next audio installment! You will find the Gospel of Luke version I mention here!
I'm trying something new here at Drowning In Lemonade; I'll be adding some of my posts in audio format for those who don't have time to read, but do have time to listen as they are walking, driving, doing chores around the house or in the yard. I do a lot of podcast listening and, … Continue reading Who Am I? (audio)
I'm sharing this Ascension video (below) on the chance that someone reading this today might have this same challenge. I get so easily distracted all the time - not just during prayer. But it's very frustrating to have that happen incessantly as I (try) to pray. I read somewhere that God is pleased with our … Continue reading Distractions, distractions
I found some notes for a talk I never gave that I've been prompted to share here. It started out to be about prayer. And, essentially, it still is. But I used the argument that God is always with us and so we never have to wonder if we can pray because prayer is just … Continue reading Where is Jesus?
I'm sharing this YouTube clip because I think it's important. The irony is not lost on me that I'm sharing a social media link with you to ask you to consider spending less time on social media. But you've got to get wisdom where you find it. So, here you go. Pints with Aquinas is … Continue reading Taking time out
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." This song by Matthew West reminds me to stay strong, confident in the fact that Jesus is with us and that He has defeated death and sin through His death and resurrection. But I was also reminded, the first time … Continue reading Take Heart
This post came to mind today as the Church celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross so I thought I would share again.
I follow Father Burke Master’s blog and receive his posts each day in my inbox, as many of you do who follow me. I felt led to share this morning’s post (below) and I hope you’ll find it as encouraging as I do.
My favorite line: There might be times that we must kneel at the foot of the cross with Mary, not understanding completely what God is doing. Ask for the faith of Mary at those times.
I was surprised by that image because it is not the norm when I think of or talk about kneeling at Jesus’ feet. The usual scene for me is with the ‘other’ Mary, Martha’s sister, kneeling at the feet of Jesus to hear His word and indeed to be with the Word. But here, Father Burke has us kneeling in anguish and pain, with the world turned upside down, in complete incomprehension…
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