A Heart of Compassion

St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of the Diocese of Richmond Many of us have a lot on our minds these days, likely because we know people are hurting all around us. Last night… Continue reading

It Is What It Is … NOT

Friday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time You might not be able to prevent the rain. But you can carry an umbrella. “It is what it is” is a cop out. If our… Continue reading

Well, to That One it Matters

Thursday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time To those who find life burdensome and a constant drudgery, do not despair. God is making all things new. We build on the successes and blessings… Continue reading

More than Genetics

Tuesday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time I was away last week for some much-needed R&R. I realize I need to use my passport if I truly want a better experience. But what… Continue reading

The Thing with Forgiveness

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Last weekend we heard from Jesus about correction, which is something we are more inclined to give than we are to receive. “If your brother sins against you,… Continue reading

Generous to a Fault

Thursday of Week 23 in Ordinary Time It’s easier to love unloveable people in theory. Or people who live on the other side of the planet. Or people who are long gone whose… Continue reading

Your Portion of the Race

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary When runners run a relay race, each is responsible for a portion of the race. When the baton is passed, a new runner becomes responsible for… Continue reading

My Neighbor is My Business

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March and no one had a clue what was going on, and no one really understood what they were doing in response… Continue reading

New Wine & Old Wine at the Same Table

Friday of Week 22 in Ordinary Time St. Paul was addressing the rivalries and divisions within the Christian community in Corinth, reminding them that they all serve the same Lord and Master. Our… Continue reading

Fishing Wisdom from a Non-Fisherman

St. Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor Jesus was a carpenter’s son. It makes sense he would have been a carpenter himself. So how does one who knows nothing of fishing invite others… Continue reading

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