There's a very cool concept that the Catholic Church likes, though too many Catholics don't know much about it. Many have probably never heard the word. It's subsidiarity. To simplify, it means that everything meaningful should happen at the most basic level possible whenever possible. We Are Family... So, the foundation of our society, in … Continue reading Heaven is like…pizza!
One of the Gospel options for yesterday is from John, Chapter 11. It's the story of the death and rising of Lazarus, and features his two sisters, Martha and Mary. Jesus is not there for them, to heal their brother from some unknown malady (Scripture does not give us this detail). And so, on the … Continue reading Another reflection on following the Leader
Today's Gospel reading is from the Book of Matthew. It's a lovely quote from Jesus to His disciples. He is inviting all of His followers (that means Christian believers through the ages even until today) to come to Him. And when we are "yoked" to Him, walking beside Jesus, tethered to Him and He to … Continue reading And I will give you rest…
https://youtu.be/3unpvYQJiic I am posting this song because it's amazing. I am sharing the lyrics below, too. Like any good lyric, it could be read as a poem without the music. Lots to contemplate here, lots to consider. The overriding theme is that the Word of God does not return void. God's got a plan and … Continue reading It Will Not Return Void
Link is for my latest guest blog entry for #womeninthenewevangelization #wine htthttps://catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2021/07/07/the-great-and-merciful-god/?mc_cid=a330995fd2&mc_eid=e5bdf7468f I’m on the road having a marvelous vacation! Our first post-pandemic lockdown trip! It’s been amazing! I wrote this a few weeks ago for publication today. Enjoy and God bless us!
I hear so much about “virtue signaling” these days. And it’s kind of depressing. If you have not heard the phrase, it basically means that some people will show their distaste or hatred of some behavior or movement or policy and thus show how they are somehow morally superior to the people who support or … Continue reading Thoughts on Virtue
The lyrics to the video I've embedded below are powerful and have me thinking about a lot of things, actually a lot of people. And, yes, if I'm being honest I can include myself. See, I am like those potential stone throwers in the Gospel who are convicted by Jesus to admit, rather publicly, that … Continue reading Signs
Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. He appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 17th Century France. His was a message of mercy, that Jesus' heart was burning with love for humanity. He asked Margaret Mary to help people understand what a deep and personal love He had for each … Continue reading His (Sacred) Heart Beats
It's such a simple idea. I learned through my theology studies that God is "simple." That does not mean He is without intelligence or without complexity. It means God is unlike anything, any created thing, because He is the Creator of it all. God is not an amalgamation of created things. We cannot comprehend His … Continue reading Divine Romance
We are blessed with beautiful roses all around our home. It's just a rental, not our "forever" home. But the only real forever home is Heaven; Heaven in the eternal Presence of the Lord. So a lovely house (like our current rental and our future retirement home where we hope to spend the rest of … Continue reading On roses and heaven…