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Our Humble King

April 5, 2020

The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” – Matthew 21:9 I wonder how Jesus felt when he heard those hosannas. He knew it would all change because he knew… Read More ›

Listen to Him

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”  – Matthew 17:5 This is my beloved Son. Listen to him. Early in our personal prayer life, we… Read More ›

Take Up Our Cross

Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily – and follow me.” – Luke 9:23 Seems like a no-brainer. I mean, if we want to follow Jesus, if we want to go to heaven and live forever with Jesus, then we… Read More ›

Lenten Hope

I would like to say that I will be more consistent in writing my reflections and my blog more often during Lent. I know it would help me if I did that. Writing often makes me feel closer to Jesus. Writing spiritual reflections and articles  – for me – is like praying. But alas, I… Read More ›

A Mountaintop Experience

March 12, 2017 Second Sunday of Lent “And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light”. – Matthew 17:2 Several years ago I attended the Spiritual Direction School at the Pecos Monastery high up in the mountains in New Mexico. The first session was for… Read More ›

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday. Did it seem to come faster this year? I do not feel prepared. I have not contemplated my plan for this Lenten season yet. Maybe there should be no plan. Maybe I should just wing it. I do not even have a book ready to read yet. I need to get started. I… Read More ›

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