Tag: love

When Life Interrupts Us

My husband and I were in a car accident last week.  A car ran a red light and cut right in front of us. The airbags came out and smacked us in the chest and face and it felt like the air got sucked right out of our lungs.  The picture I cannot get out… Read More ›

First Wednesday of Advent

“The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces” – Isaiah 25:8 Advent has just begun and I am suffering. Suffering from an illness that seemed to come out of nowhere. It has really knocked me down and out. The love and care of my husband has kept me from despair. The cards and prayers… Read More ›

Love Forever and Two Days

Sometimes words are just not enough to express our feelings. We struggle to find the right ones and they are just not there. That is true even in our prayer life. Often “we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.” (Romans 8:26) Sometimes we fumble… Read More ›

August 8-12, 2016

Mon., August 8, 2016 St. Dominic, priest Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28c; Matthew 17:22-27 “But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me… Read More ›

July 18-22, 2016

Mon., July 18, 2016 Micah 6:1-4, 6-8; Matthew 12:38-42 You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 What does it mean to love goodness and walk humbly with God?… Read More ›

Love the Lord, Your God

He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) I have often wondered what it means to love God this way. I long to love God this way. But… Read More ›

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

“So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love.” – Luke 7:47 This Gospel story never ceases to move me. I am so amazed at what love can do. Love can forgive and love can be healed and love can love so intensely that one is willing to… Read More ›

May 9-13, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016 Acts 19:1-8; John 16:29-33 “I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world“. – John 16:33 Jesus told us that we should take courage because he has conquered the world. Has Jesus… Read More ›

April 25-29

Monday, April 25 St. Mark, Evangelist 1 Peter 5:5b-14; Mark 16:15-20 Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15 After Jesus returned to the Father, the disciples went out and preached to their whole world. Have I been doing… Read More ›

Fifth Sunday of Easter

As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. – John 13:34 My spiritual director was leaving the area to become pastor of another church. When we said our goodbyes, he left with these parting words – It is time for you to pass on what you have been given. In the… Read More ›

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