Weekly Reflection 2/24/19

REFLECTION SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 23-24, 2019             “Forgive and you will be forgiven.”             Jesus tells us over and over again throughout the gospels that we need to forgive those who offend us, who hurt us and those we love. But forgiveness can be difficult.  Holding on […]

Weekly Reflection 2/17/19

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time February 16 and 17, 2019               The one enduring thread that holds all of Jesus’ teachings together is the Kingdom of God. If you are a regular reader of my reflections you may have picked up that I believe that this teaching of Jesus […]

Weekly Reflection 2/10/19

REFLECTION FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 9-10 2019             “The nearer we draw to God, the more we see ourselves as sinners” said Abbot Martos, an early desert father.  When we see ourselves as we really are and let God see us as we are, we are led to […]

Weekly Reflection 2/3/19

REFLECTION Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time February 2-3, 2019               Do you remember when your parents would try to tell you something but you wouldn’t listen?  Then someone else, sometimes a stranger, would tell you the same thing and you would follow their advice?  Some of us have had […]

Weekly Reflection 1/27/19

REFLECTION THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME January 26-27, 2019 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me…”             Jesus is fully human and fully divine.  Have you ever wondered at what point in his life Jesus began to understand his divine nature, his identity as […]

Weekly Reflection 1/20/19

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time January 19 and 20, 2019 There were six stone water jars there…each holding twenty to thirty gallons, Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.”               We really start the New Year today, free from the expectations of Advent and the beautiful imagery of […]

Weekly Reflection 1/13/19

REFLECTION THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD January 12-13, 2019 Our starting point in faith, in life is from a place of unconditional love and acceptance by God. What a way to begin our life!  So why do we forget that?  Why do we seem to think we are too broken, […]

Weekly Reflection 1/6/19

REFLECTION Epiphany of the Lord January 5-6, 2019               Have you ever been part of a joyful yet humbling and overwhelming experience?  For me, it was the births of my children.  The oldest, Erin, was born on a sweltering August afternoon after my wife had endured a long labor.  […]

Weekly Reflection 11/18/18

REFLECTION 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time November 17-18, 2018 In this penultimate Sunday of the Church Calendar, the readings turn to the Parousia, the end times. The end times have always been a subject of fascination for believers and non-believers alike.  In the ancient world, as well as our own, […]

Weekly Reflection 11/11/18

REFLECTION 32ND Sunday In Ordinary Time November 10-11, 2018             We all have received requests from various agencies and many disaster relief funds-all asking for money.  We encounter people on the streets begging for money.  In all of this, most of us feel we do the best that we can, […]