“Pain is the plow that tears up our hearts to make us open to truth. If it were not for suffering, we would never recognize our guilt, our godlessness, and the crying injustice of the human condition.” Eberhard Arnold To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “Good Friday Thoughts”
“In our society, forgiveness is often seen as weakness. People who forgive those who have hurt them or their family are made to look as if they really don’t care about their loved ones. But forgiveness is tremendous strength. It is the action of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive”
Today is the 5th Sunday of Lent. Like last week, our Responsorial Psalm gives us a phrase that we can hold with us throughout the week. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy. – from Psalm 126
Today is the 4th Sunday of Lent. What better words can we keep with us this week than those from our Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 34: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
Today is the Third Sunday of Lent I love the story of the woman at the well in the Gospel of John – there is so much to reflect on – so many nuggets of wisdom. These words of Jesus offer such promise, “But… Continue Reading “Spirit is with Us”
Today is the Second Sunday of Lent. In today’s Psalm, we respond with the words, “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” What better words to repeat?! What better mantra can we find than to remind ourselves of this truth?
Today is the First Sunday of Lent In today’s reading from Romans 10:8-13, Paul writes “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.” We so often look and listen around us for God’s voice – for direction – for wisdom. Could… Continue Reading “Listen”
Jesus did not have a pessimistic view of the world. He did not propose asceticism or withdrawal, or demand an “ethic of absolutes” impossible to practice in real life. Rather, he described behavior governed by the love of God and demonstrated its possibility in… Continue Reading “Have Hope in the Possible”
Providence is the faith that nothing can prevent us from fulfilling the ultimate meaning of our existence. Providence does not mean a divine planning by which everything is predetermined, as is an efficient machine. Rather, Providence means that there is a creative and saving… Continue Reading “Hope Requires Trust in Providence”
Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. – Rumi