Yes, I know I'm a day late. But I've been visiting my grandchildren and their parents and, well, some things take priority for grandmothers. So here it is... "This is the time of fulfillment.The kingdom of God is at hand.Repent, and believe in the gospel.” - Mark 1:15 Repent Jesus said these words at the … Continue reading First Sunday of Lent
I've been reading some interesting things on social media regarding the word, "Amen." My favorite song by this title is from the movie, Lilies of the Field. If you've never seen it, I urge you to find it online and watch it. There is a profound story there about faith - in God and in … Continue reading Amen!
The third Sunday of Advent (13 December this year) is all about rejoicing! And it's the week we get to light the pink candle! We can see Bethlehem on the horizon. It's there, under that star, the manger where Mary will place her Baby Jesus in those famous "swaddling clothes!" She's a good mama already. … Continue reading Holy Spirit
We don't hear much about mercy anymore. Have you noticed that? I find that disappointing and worry that we don't hear the word because most people no longer practice mercy or know what it really means. Mercy has to do with compassion and with grace. Remember compassion, anyone? And who knows what grace means these … Continue reading Mercy
https://youtu.be/QsXOP7aQeqQ The featured song today is sung by Francesca Battistelli, whose voice I love, as I do so many of her songs. It is sung from the viewpoint of the mother of Jesus, Mary. There is one line in particular that resonates with me as a human being who God has loved into being: "The … Continue reading God-bearers
It's never fun to be rejected. I suppose that's a bit of an understatement. Rejection can be devastating. But we have to look at the other person's point of view and the reasons they feel they have a right to reject you. Maybe you really did do something to disappoint them, maybe you betrayed them, … Continue reading To understand…
Today's Gospel reading in the Catholic lectionary is from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6, verses 27-38. It's the rather well-known passage about loving our enemies and it's definitely timely. Probably because it's a timeless theme. I have written on this theme before. If you'd like to read my thoughts on that, here you go! … Continue reading Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai