In the early 1970's there was a hit song entitled, "I Am Woman." Lyrics include, "I am woman, hear me roar/In numbers too big to ignore." And another bold pronouncement, "No one's ever going to keep me down again." Would that these statements were still true. We seem to live in an age when women … Continue reading “I Am Woman”
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!
The Proper Question
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
You Are the Light of the World
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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Homily and History
I just finished watching Bishop Robert Barron’s most recent Sunday homily. It usually takes me a few days after they’re posted on YouTube to find the time to watch them. I need to really focus, listen, and digest. There’s always much to contemplate! I have included the link so you can watch it if you … Continue reading Homily and History
Jesus our Hope
"Share with God what is on your heart and seek to make Him your hope this Advent season." - Hallow App's Pray Advent Challenge for Friday, December 3, 2021 I just finished listening to today's reflection. It was great! I highly recommend this wonderful app for every day, not just during Advent or Christmas. As … Continue reading Jesus our Hope
I can't believe it's already Wednesday in the first week of Advent and I haven't weighed in yet. It's a time of watching, waiting, and preparation for the coming of our Savior. Jesus followers are swimming upstream as we will be for the next several weeks. Maybe we always are, in many ways. But at … Continue reading Swimming upstream