Category: Discipleship

Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved

At this time of making resolutions for the new year, let us remember that every effort counts. People say, “What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved”

It’s Not About Where You’re From

We put a lot of importance in ethereal things like status and material things like money. But it’s not about what we have or where we’re from. It’s how we live our lives. In Saturday’s Gospel reading from the 11th chapter of Luke, we… Continue Reading “It’s Not About Where You’re From”

A Prayer for Guidance

Tuesday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 119 – a Prayer for Guidance. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands. Blessed are they whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your… Continue Reading “A Prayer for Guidance”

What Are You Planting?

Every uncompassionate action is like planting a dead tree. -Shantideva

Continuing the Theme of the Prophet Micah

The Persian Sufi Bayazid does not quote the Prophet Micah. Nonetheless, his words reflect the same meaning, and encourage us to live with generosity, compassion, and humility. The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion… Continue Reading “Continuing the Theme of the Prophet Micah”

A Follow-up to the Prophet Micah

On Monday I posted about the day’s reading from Micah 6, and now I came across a quote from The Talmud that expands on it. Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly,… Continue Reading “A Follow-up to the Prophet Micah”

An Important Word from the Prophet Micah

Today’s reading from the Prophet Micah is one of my favorites. If we could but follow his simple admonition we would be able to see much more clearly that we are now living in the Reign of God . . . knowing that it… Continue Reading “An Important Word from the Prophet Micah”

Take Up Your Cross or the Cost of Discipleship

Today’s Gospel reading is from Mark 8 Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.  For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,… Continue Reading “Take Up Your Cross or the Cost of Discipleship”