Today may not contain our most desperate hour, but it’s still a good time to get to know the God of comfort and refuge who is there when we need him.
The feeding of the multitude and Jesus’s path across the stormy seas are told as one story for a reason. On one side of the sea the multitude is fed and on the other side of the sea Jesus is revealed as one who transcends limits. In between is the sea filled with our confusion, our doubt, our insistence that we not be shaken too much in our understanding
The disciples had no idea where the simple words “Come follow me” could lead them but they followed anyway. The Jesus way was a life changing internal and spiritual journey that would take a lifetime.
How will our conflicts and factions look in hindsight? Hopefully like they do in the book of Acts.
Cleansing the heart by faith happens not through our effort but through God’s. The Holy Spirit moves within us, and we recognize that at the very center of our being is our true Beloved, is Christ. In relationship with him we willingly die so that our Love can live through us.
How can holding onto God’s promises change our lives and the lives of generations to come?
John 6: 1-21 In a world starving for fulfilment, Jesus sets a table of love every day. Yet the bread…
In the gospel of Matthew 14: 22-32, the miracle is not that Jesus walks on water, but that Peter even…
What is the unique feature of your seemingly defective spiritual anatomy (that might actually be your most beautiful gift to God), that you can place on the altar the next time you hear this bidding in the Offertory?
Eventually he would write a book, A Brief Description of the Destruction of the Indies, describing the activities and tortures the natives had experienced at the hands of the Spanish. He wanted to create towns where natives and Spaniards could live side-by-side and with equality for both as a form of reparation.
The life of Saint Alexis of Rome invites us to examine identity in a new way. What do we identify with? How do we identify others? Is it by social status? Race? Gender? Or, might we learn to see beyond those things and realize that the beggar and the prince are the same?
The “Righteous Gentiles” invite us to look again at all those situations where we say to ourselves, “I think this is wrong but maybe the authorities know best. And besides, what can I do about it?”
Accepting the notion that God made us who we are for a divine purpose–even in the times we chafe under our own insecurities about ourselves and our behaviors–and putting the focus on God, rather than us, can bring surprising results.
Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 Picture this: It’s February 1964. Traffic in Mid-town Manhattan is an epic nightmare. Police are manning…
Sometimes procrastination is a sign that I have hit the limit of my skills. I want the finished piece to be better than I can make it. However, perfect is the enemy of good. I am never going to make anything that is perfect.