Sign of Contradiction


St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Waynesboro VA Good Friday The cross stands as a sign.  It points to the reality of suffering, which is one of the most perplexing of human realities. … Continue reading

Teaching the One Lesson Well


Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Most teachers, when they want to teach effectively will employ a… Continue reading

No Short-Cuts to Easter


Palm Sunday Procession with LARCUM Waynesboro VA (Grace Evangelical Lutheran, St. John’s Episcopal, St. John the Evangelist Catholic & Main Street United Methodist.) Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion It happens to me almost… Continue reading

Among the Undead


Fifth Sunday of Lent There was a time I somewhat enjoyed watching horror movies, primarily for the pleasure of watching my friends jump back screaming or cowering in their seats. I suppose boisterous… Continue reading

Why Do We Still Refuse to See?


Fourth Sunday of Lent Some years ago, I taught Algebra I in Catholic school in New Orleans, mostly 9th and 10th graders. I distinctly remember at least one time trying to teach a new… Continue reading

A Deeper Thirst


Third Sunday of Lent I’ve been watching a lot of TV these last few months, mostly syndicated programming, a lot of dark comedy and crime drama, stuff I can’t believe I missed at… Continue reading

Listen to Him


Second Sunday of Lent I remember, when I was growing up, how my parents got on my case a lot for what according them was my habit of not listening.  I didn’t understand… Continue reading

Nothing More than a Suggestion


First Sunday of Lent A young man I knew from years ago wrote on Facebook that he was thinking of giving up drinking for Lent.  I assumed he meant alcohol.  In less than… Continue reading

Practicing Christianity


How does one get to Carnegie Hall?  Practice, practice, practice.  If you said 57th & 7th, you would be right.  But it won’t be the answer I was looking for.  One definition of… Continue reading

Everything is Going to be All Right


A young child is exploring the world around her.  She had just began to walk on her own, still unsteady on her feet.  The colorful and shiny objects strewn across the living room… Continue reading

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