Psalm 37 is tomorrow’s Responsorial Psalm. Whenever I have the privilege to speak with young women about discerning their call, verse 4 of this Psalm comes to mind . . . and to my lips: Delight yourself in the Lord, and God will give… Continue Reading “God Will Give Us the Desires of our Hearts”
In Tuesday’s Responsorial Psalm from Psalm 145 we read: Let all your works give you thanks, O God, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your Reign and speak of your might.
We see, contained in a simple poppy: grace, abundance, joy, hope, generosity . . . the list goes on. And we receive blessing when we open our hearts to that poppy and all she offers. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is… Continue Reading “Let Us Learn from the Poppy”
Monday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 96 Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations. Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all you lands. Sing to the Lord; bless God’s name. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.… Continue Reading “Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds”
I remember reading Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov when I was in high school. If there were quotes like this in Dostoevsky’s books, I missed them entirely. Of course I was 18, and likely not looking in the same way. It is… Continue Reading “Loving God’s Creation”
Even in the Arizona desert . . . even in summer . . . we see the promise of new life . . . we see flowering forth of hope. From today’s reading from Isaiah: The desert and the parched land will exult; the… Continue Reading “Advent . . . Promise of Hope in our Dryness”