Advent Reflection: Prepare Your Heart for Newness

Advent Reflection: Prepare Your Heart for Newness

Is there some part of you seeking an escape from the stress of a lengthy Christmas to-do list and the prattling advertisements that saturate the airwaves long before December? Are you distracted, perhaps even burdened, by how upbeat everyone is expected to be during...
Gospel Reflection: Just Repayment

Gospel Reflection: Just Repayment

The Word of God is ever ancient and ever new!  I’m sometimes surprised and often consoled when reflecting on the daily and Sunday scriptures in the liturgical year to find that the Word of God seems to speak directly to our current life experiences.  Perhaps this is...
Gospel Reflection: Working through Broken Relationships

Gospel Reflection: Working through Broken Relationships

This week’s Gospel from Matthew holds a valuable treasure for how to successfully deal with the conflicts, hurts, and separations we experience in our relationships. No one has escaped the pain, frustration, or anger of feeling we have been wronged by another’s words...
Gospel Reflection: Seeing the Transfiguration as a Gift

Gospel Reflection: Seeing the Transfiguration as a Gift

I have thought of the Transfiguration as a gift of Jesus to Peter, James and John. Life had been pretty good for them thus far; miracles in abundance, attention was being paid to the poor, to the not-so-important. But life was going to get challenging and very...
Gospel Reflection: the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price

Gospel Reflection: the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price

The Gospel of Matthew for this Sunday is speaking of a treasure buried in the field, a pearl of great price, and a dragnet full of fish; all things hidden and mysterious; as is the Kingdom of God. The mystery and inner quality of the interior life is a lifetime search...
Not Ordinary! A Reflection on the Feast of Corpus Christi

Not Ordinary! A Reflection on the Feast of Corpus Christi

The Church does not seem to want to give into ordinary time following Easter for what follows the end the Easter Sundays is the Ascension (celebrated on Sunday in some places), Pentecost and the feast of Corpus Christi. Now I know ordinary time refers to numbering,...