What do we wish for our enemies? Usually it's not anything good. We want to destroy them. We want to end their wicked ways - toward us and toward others. Jesus tells us to love them. He does. Pray for those who persecute you, He tells us. Well, sure, in a theoretical sense, right? But … Continue reading Giving up the struggle
Sorry to post twice in one day, but I just read #Fr. Burke Masters blog entry for today, the Friday before Epiphany. He based it on the reading from 1 JOHN 2:29–3:61. In it John tells us that we are now God's children, thanks to Jesus...Here's what I wrote in early December of 2018. I … Continue reading Joyful, joyful – again!
At our Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, our presider, a priest I had never seen before and whose name I did not know, told us the following personal stories about the Blessed Mother of Jesus. She interceded in his life on three separate occasions and they were all rather incredible. … Continue reading Mary
Today's Gospel reading tells of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. We are still in the midst of the Octave of Christmas. That's the 8 days in which we rejoice at the wonder of the Incarnation: God made flesh, God with us, Jesus Christ. As I like to explain to people, one day (Christmas … Continue reading The Gift of Jesus
Today I read something that basically said, "be who God made you to be." It reminded me that I gave that advice to someone I love very much several years ago. She was struggling with depression and anxiety and it so grieved me to see this vibrant, passionate, witty, scary- smart person languishing, emotionally paralyzed … Continue reading Something I read today…
The Ultimate Blessing! – WINE — Read on catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2019/12/18/the-ultimate-blessing/ My latest entry on the Women in the New Evangelization blog. You may have to cut and paste the link. Sorry! Christmas Blessings!
“Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love.” - St. John of the Cross Amen, St. John! If there is nothing loving going on in a particular location, then show who ever is present what LOVE looks like! If there is no one being loving in a particular situation, then you … Continue reading Let’s give it a try
So, today I'm sharing this wonderful song sung by Amy Grant. It's appropriate because today's Gospel reading for our Liturgical Year is from Luke 1:26-38 on this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It's what we call "The Annunciation" when the archangel Gabriel asks Mary if she will play her crucial role in the Salvation … Continue reading Breath of Heaven…
Today's Gospel reading, the 2nd Sunday of Advent, is from Matthew's Gospel. It tells us of the revolutionary John the Baptist. He was amazing and kind of scary. So filled with the Holy Spirit that it shot out of his heart and into his voice, and his message motivated people! Some people were motivated by … Continue reading Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
I haven't been writing much lately. Well, that's not correct; I've been writing a lot, but it's been assignments for some of my theology graduate courses. And those same classes have kept me really busy and then I got sick after Thanksgiving. I think my 4 year old granddaughter gave me her cold, but I … Continue reading It’s All Yours