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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 ›

Jesus, Save Me

March 5, 2017 First Sunday of Lent At this, Jesus said to him, ‘Get away, Satan! It is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.’” Matthew 4:10 A priest once told me that the one prayer Jesus always answers with a YES is this one: – Jesus, save… Read More ›

Worrying

February 26, 2017 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time “But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” Matthew 6:33-34 Oh gosh. I am such a worrier…. Read More ›

Love Our Enemies

February 19, 2017 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time “But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.”… Read More ›

Called to Holiness

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” – Matthew 5:17 At first glance, today’s reading seems so legalistic. All about law and sin and judgment. We cannot possibly live up to all of these standards, can we? Kind of… Read More ›

We Are The Light of the World

February 5, 2017 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” – Matthew 5:16 We are the light of the world. Jesus tells us this. Jesus tells us that we cannot hide our light. We cannot put it… Read More ›

I Did Not Know Him

Sun., January 15, 2017 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’ Now I have seen and testified that he… Read More ›

A Light for Christ

Do those who seek God find Christ, not in a stable in Bethlehem, but in you and me? As a child, I lived in a dark world. I lived in a world where lies were truth and abuse was called love and dark was called light. Looking back I can see that there were people… Read More ›

Emmanuel

Sun., December 18, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” (Mt 1:23) I saw a church sign this week that said – “What’s in a name? Emmanuel, God-is-with-us.” What’s in a name? God loved… Read More ›

Proclaim the Good News

Sun., December 11, 2016 Third Sunday of Advent When John heard in prison of the works of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to him with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” (Matthew 11:2-3) The God I knew when I was a child was a… Read More ›

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