Sometimes I get ahead of myself, I think we all do at times, projecting what I want to see, over and against the reality of what is, as in the title of this piece. Saint Mother Theresa of Calcutta; the patron saint of doubters. In truth, the Church has named the Patron Saint of World […]Read more "Mother Theresa of Calcutta, The Patron Saint of Doubters"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.07.08 Faith and Power The gospel reading for today suggests that there are limits to Jesus’ power. “He could work no miracles there,” the people in his home town would not accept him. He left feeing despised, by most if not all. Of course we know that his mother, […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 8:1-6 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.07.01 Faith and Power The Gospel for today is a lesson on faith. It is steeped in stories of divine power and magic, but it is really about faith, faith which means trust. It is a call to all people who suffer, it is an encouragement to hope, […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 5:21-43 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2018.04.29 The Branches The gospel reading for today comes from a place of division and fear in the early church. Sadly, it is a theme we found often repeated. It is right and good to say that Jesus is the vine, and God the vine dresser. We understand […]Read more "A Homily – John 15:1 – 1 ©"
The Readings of the Day – 2018.04.08 First reading: Acts 4:32-35 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 117(118):2-4,15-18,22-24 Second reading: 1 John 5:1-6 Gospel Acclamation: John 20:29 The Gospel of John: 20:19-31 Faith is Trust, Not Belief The Gospel for today moves us for away from the ministry of Jesus and into the life of the early […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of John 20:19-31 ©"
Mountains of sadness The endless rain of regrets Yesterday’s twilight The span of ages From the birth of time The human being comes Plagued by doubt and fear The unsolvable riddle The Gordian knot We ask the questions Why does my heart beat, pump blood? Why do I perceive? Scratching the lessons In lives that […]Read more "Journey"
Belief Beyond Knowing Does God exist? Does the universe, and do we human beings as a part of it, have a purpose beyond the fulfillment of our immediate desires? Is the entire construct we call reality just an accident, a random sequence of events that are completely unnecessary, un-called for, and as meaningful as the […]Read more "Faith Seeking Understanding"