https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/lent/perspectives-on-lent/articles/looking-at-lent-through-the-lens-of-grace/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Living+Lent+Daily%3A+March+21%2C+2022&utm_campaign=living-lent-daily22-week-3-7074-yoc-mar21&vgo_ee=bb83POd3yq3Dybqtr0jyP2QOP8ZXmRzMvz3Yw%2BcA7gI%3D I'm sharing the link above because the excerpt talks about an openness to God's grace. Those two word - God's grace - are my watchwords for 2022 and, I hope, the rest of my life. I have written about grace many times, but right now it is becoming clearer to me that I need … Continue reading Drop the cup
We are frailWe are fearfully and wonderfully madeForged in the fires of human passionChoking on the fumes of selfish rageAnd with these our hells and our heavensSo few inches apartWe must be awfully smallAnd not as strong as we think we are. These words are from the song, "Not As Strong As We Think We … Continue reading Humility is required
Pope Francis has invited everyone to make the 2nd of March, Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a day of fasting for peace. He actually asks for us to devote our time to "intensely" praying and fasting on that day. So, what's that about? You may well ask! During the 40 days of Lent … Continue reading Ash Wednesday
“Pray do not imagine, that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field.” - Edmund Burke Often in life it seems it really is true that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." We may infer from this old proverb that the squeaky wheel is in need of grease. But in real … Continue reading Who Else Is In the Field?
People need something to live for. Meaning comes with a higher purpose in one’s life. Maybe it’s loving your child and getting them to responsible adulthood. Maybe it’s a spouse who would truly be lost without you. Maybe it’s a career that no one else could navigate as well as you for the sake of … Continue reading What the world needs now is…meaning
It occurs to me… He loves them The ones who make me laugh, the ones who hold me when I cry, the bright ones, the sassy ones, the stubborn ones, the silly ones, the brave ones who don’t know they’re brave, the weak ones who know where to get their … Continue reading 1 John 4:8
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!
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
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