I shared this in a comment section of David French’s Sunday Dispatch column, The French Press. My response got several “Likes” so I decided to post it here, too! Jesus tells us to love one another. And New Testament Scripture basically says “they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” If we Christians really lived … Continue reading Thoughts on Christians
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 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?
Yes, as the song below asserts, Moms matter. You betchya. And so do Dads. But this song is about our moms. And it's beautiful. Matthew West sings a lot about every day people and every day life. I love his songs, and his messages. So simple, direct, and just beautiful. Watch the video I've shared … Continue reading Helping our kids
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…
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!
We should strive to see ourselves as God sees us, as God created us! We are fearfully and wonderfully made! Made in the image and likeness of God. Not in our physical appearance but in our ability to reason, to create, to forgive, to be merciful, to love. No other human being gets to tell … Continue reading Let God do the Defining…