When we lived in Vilseck, Germany a million years ago, my daughter and I used to be part of a community theater group there. We loved to perform musicals and they were always well received. What fun we had during those years! There's nothing like singing and dancing in public if you are prone to … Continue reading Psalm 103
Father, I pray that I may see Jesus in everyone I meet. (Or else I won’t be able to see Him in anyone. Yes?) I pray I may see Jesus in my enemy, my fallen from grace family member, my agnostic friend, my judgmental neighbor, arrogant politicians, the list is endless. But yes, once we … Continue reading Christmas Blessings
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. … Continue reading Gaudete!
Much has been made of the Christians who endorsed, campaigned and voted for, Roy Moore. The charges made against him are troubling and his actions reprehensible since he never directly denied them. And the accusers are extremely credible. It is rather disappointing, if not downright unfathomable, that any true Christian would support this man for … Continue reading By their fruits…
In the Catholic Lectionary, Monday’s Gospel reading is Luke Chapter 5, verses 17 through 26. It’s the story where the paralyzed man can’t get in to a particular house to see Jesus. He is obviously seeking to be cured so he can stand and walk again. Or maybe for the first time. We don’t have … Continue reading A little help from our friends
What makes something objectively beautiful? Not just people or places or even works of art. What is beauty? Beauty reaches into the heart of the one who observes it. Beauty calms, inspires, relieves anger, anxiety, fear, even hatred. Beauty is constant, faithful, serene. When someone experiences the beautiful they are often permanently changed. And for … Continue reading Consider Beauty