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Being Barnabas

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Barnabas seems to be that friend, or co-worker, that we all want to have. It’s clear why the apostles called him ‘Son of Encouragement…(Read More)

It’s an important part of my routine each morning, as I prepare for the day to come, to select a cross to wear. And, yet, I’m pretty sure that when Jesus invites me to take up my cross daily, this isn’t quite what he means…(Read More)

Are you the Pharisee, the sinner, or one of the bystanders? Regardless of where I locate myself in this story on any given day, I find it to be a prompt to approach Christ, whether at the altar or in a neighbor, with great love. And to ask the question, ‘with whom am I eating…(Read More)

Jesus prays for us. I suppose it should not be surprising that this is how Jesus chose to spend his quickly dwindling time. And, yet, it is incredibly humbling to sit with this knowledge…(Read More)

How is it that five barley loaves and two fish were enough food to fill 5,000 people? And, there were leftovers! How is it then that with all of the resources in the world, so many people are starving…(Read More)

We don’t really know that much about Joseph and I wonder if that causes us to give him the short end of the stick. Yet, the imagery of a loving father that Jesus uses to talk about God implies that Joseph played an important role in his formation. The way in which Joseph participates…(Read More)

Normally, I find great comfort in the cluelessness of Jesus’ disciples. I find it reassuring to note that even those who had the privilege of journeying with Jesus during his life so often missed the point. However, this is one of the few moments in the Gospel where I find the message of the disciples…(Read More)

Speaking to the Soul: #blessed

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I don’t find the connection between suffering and blessing that Jesus makes in the Beatitudes very comforting. However, he seems to be getting at something deeper that the beatitudes regularly posted to social media are missing…(Read More)