Embrace the Wind & Fire of God


Pentecost The story of Pentecost that we hear proclaimed from the Acts of the Apostles recounts in dramatic fashion how the once-timid band of Jesus’ followers confidently emerged from their refuge of mourning… Continue reading

A Powerful New Presence


The Ascension of the Lord “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” It was a safe question considering the context. Jesus’ disciples who were about his age… Continue reading

Stay In Touch


Fifth Sunday of Easter My dear young people who are receiving your first Holy Communion today, we welcome you to the big table. Today marks a very important day in your life. You… Continue reading

Hired Hand


Fourth Sunday of Easter Every year, on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also affectionately called Good Shepherd Sunday, we read from the 10thchapter of the gospel of John. Now we are all quite… Continue reading

Evidence in Baked Fish


Third Sunday of Easter Let me propose for our consideration what I would call a widely established principle that most reasonable people can get behind. I did not make this up. Instead it… Continue reading

Where Do You Go From Betrayal?


Second Sunday of Easter I was once a student at a small seminary college in New Jersey. We were a class of 12 that graduated two years later. We were a tight bunch… Continue reading

For Your Consideration


Easter Sunday Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado! Late Friday night I was walking the dog under a glorious full moon… Continue reading

Control


Good Friday We like to be in control. Everywhere. All the time. Now in truth we do possess some limited oversight of a small portion of our known universe, quite a small portion… Continue reading

When They Remember Us


Holy Thursday We celebrated two funerals earlier this week. And each time I sit down with a grieving family, after we hash out the specifics of the funeral liturgy—which date is best for… Continue reading

He is No Victim & Neither Are We


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Human beings possess this amazing ability to feel and understand the suffering that others know without actually experiencing it firsthand. We can imagine what they experience, and… Continue reading

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