Opportunity & Urgency

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time It takes great skill to know when the time is just right. Or maybe it’s instinct. Or maybe it’s the perfect combination of the two. Good timing is… Continue reading

The Content of One’s Character

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time The human body is an amazing machine—all at once simple and highly complex, at times fragile and delicate, yet also ever strong and resilient. I have seen what… Continue reading

Somewhere Between Skepticism & Gullibility

Epiphany of the Lord A skeptic is a person who approaches every fantastic and unproven argument with some measure of caution and disbelief. I suppose we are all skeptics at heart. We want… Continue reading

More Than Just Thoughts & Prayers

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God 2018. Can’t say we didn’t see that one coming. If we were looking upon earth from outer space, we would find ourselves in… Continue reading

Messy Can Be Good

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Family life can be extremely messy simply because people’s lives are messy, and not just celebrities with all their flamboyant dysfunctions and pretentious drama and… Continue reading

This Holy Child & Every Child

The Nativity of the Lord On this Christmas day, we pause to take in the mystery unfolding before us. The Almighty, all-knowing, eternal God, who created the universe in its immensity, who set… Continue reading

God’s Plan in God’s Time

Fourth Sunday of Advent So that was “the plan.” The angel Gabriel just let a young woman of Nazareth in on God’s amazing plan for the salvation of the human family. But we… Continue reading

The Voice

Third Sunday of Advent You may be familiar with the singing competition on TV called “the Voice.” I don’t watch it. But I’ve caught a couple of clips online, mostly because some people… Continue reading

And Now My Watch Begins

First Sunday of Advent Jesus’ instruction in the gospel is clear. He didn’t say, “Wait.” This is solid, reliable assurance that Advent is not primarily about waiting. Rather, he said, “Watch.” It’s similar… Continue reading

Not My Job

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe On my trip to visit family and back this past week, I like to listen to podcasts of old radio game shows. I especially enjoy… Continue reading

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