In this week’s gospel Jesus assures us that we’ve got the right connections. We’re not on our own. We’re connected. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. He abides in us, and we in him.
I lived in Kathmandu, Nepal from 2002 to 2004. I attended daily Mass with a women’s religious community, and I distinctly remember hearing a very short sermon on today’s gospel reading.
Matthew 7:15-29 Today’s parable in Matthew about false prophets can sound a little obtuse to our 21st century ears. In…
Luke 5:27-39 You meet people in the strangest places, people who may at first seem just like everybody else but…
Today’s reading from Daniel gives us great encouragement for persevering in our habits of prayer.
The Beast was in my living room. The dragon was speaking to me through our collective need to know the worst all the time, all over the globe, in the most sensationalist way possible. “Why bother?” it muttered.
Today’s reflection gives thanks for altar guilds everywhere.
John 10:11-18 To his listeners, this story was taken right from real life. They were farmers and fishermen, craftsmen and…
How can we keep Jesus from slipping through our fingers today?
Standing and staring like the cows is surely one of the most important things we can do. It creates an open space in which God can unfold in just the way she has always dreamed. This is the Christian’s real happiness, to provide a space for the unfolding, a platform for love, the body that allows eternity to move in the world.
Where I think the lesson is in what we do if we give in and what’s the outcome. Does it bring us closer to God or separate us further from God? That’s the real question we have to answer, and answer directly to God. God doesn’t require it, but is always ready and waiting to listen.
What do you want to be when you grow up . . . and how can that question lead you into resurrection life?
Eternal life – an existence in the present moment that encompasses all the moments that have ever been, a breathing in and breathing out with Christ – this is what it means to abide in him. This is what we are about, what we are meant for.
Do you remember your dreams from last night? Today we explore what God struggles to reveal through the depths of our subconscious mind.
Luke 24: 36b-48 Any fair assessment of this week’s gospel would rate the disciples as pretty slow on the uptake….