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

Be Holy … or Blind & Toothless

Lex Talionis – the Law of Retaliation.  An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, an arm for an arm, a life for a life.  “The earliest human legal systems were… Continue reading

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