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When My Heart Burns

Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” – Luke 24:32 “Were not our hearts burning?” Sometimes my heart burns when I hear Jesus’ voice. I hear Him in different ways. Maybe a word in a… Read More ›

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Sun., April 23, 2017 Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” John 20:28-29 What speaks to me most… Read More ›

And Jesus Wept

April 6, 2014 Fifth Sunday of Lent When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled, and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Sir, come and see.” And Jesus wept. – John 11:33-35 Meister Eckhart said – “You may call… Read More ›

I Do Believe, Lord

March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him and the one speaking… Read More ›

Drink of God’s Mercy

March 19, 2017 Third Sunday of Lent “If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” – John 4:10 All we have to do is ask. That is it. And according to the parable… 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 ›

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 ›


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 ›

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