On Loving My Enemies: I just can’t do it

The readings from the Church's lectionary for the past two days were from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. They both deal with loving our enemies and a "peaceful resistance," even generosity, toward those who do evil toward us.  Now, these two groups are not always the same. Sometimes we have "enemies" who have not done … Continue reading On Loving My Enemies: I just can’t do it

Searching for Happiness, Searching for Meaning

“The grand essentials of Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” - A. Chalmers This wonderful truth caught my attention today as we mourn the loss of two high profile individuals this week. The world lost celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to apparent suicide in separate incidents. And, as nearly … Continue reading Searching for Happiness, Searching for Meaning

A visible presence of Christ in the community

I am currently in San Diego, California for the Military Council of Catholic Women Forum. It is 3 days of worship, fellowship, music, liturgy, Eucharist, and love. There are around 260 people here from all over the world because our US Military is all over the world. And to be at this event is a … Continue reading A visible presence of Christ in the community