In Service to a Common Mission

2 September 2020 Divisiveness happens because we tend to pick our loyalties. And we uphold loyalty as a value. But St. Paul had to remind the Christian community of Corinth that the ultimate… Continue reading

To Know & Be Transformed

1 September 2020 There is a presumption that those who are in positions of leadership especially in church leadership would know the mind of Christ. St. Paul certainly makes that declaration with confidence.… Continue reading

The Cross of Discernment & Shared Struggle

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time It’s been a stressful last few weeks or last few months. It even seems like years. There’s been a lot of yelling, finger-pointing, name-calling. It’s been going on… Continue reading

Ready or Not

St. Monica If you’ve ever played Hide & Seek with children, or as a child yourself, there is some expected measure of fear and excitement when the It comes looking for you. But… Continue reading

Who You Are vs. Who You Say You Are

Wednesday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time Jesus calls out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees most pointedly because of their inconsistency. They were intent on setting themselves up as righteous leaders for others… Continue reading

Somewhere Between Everything & Nothing

Tuesday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time On the one hand Paul addressing the Thessalonians, reminds them not to get caught up in reports of Jesus’ imminent return, but to persevere in love… Continue reading

Send New Spirit into Dry Bones

St. Pius X, Pope The valley of dry bones was a symbol of Israel in exile. God promised not only that he could create a vast army out of these dry bones and… Continue reading

Home, Cleansing Water, & a New Spirit

St. Bernard, Abbot & Doctor It was a light at the end of a long dark tunnel for a people in exile. God would bring them back to their own land, wash them… Continue reading

Eternal Life & a Place at the Banquet

Wednesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time The parable about the workers in the vineyard receiving just compensation for a day’s work is not about economic justice. It is about God’s abundant generosity.… Continue reading

Idolatry Revisted

Tuesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time Whenever this gospel passage came up in my youth, I would also hear that money is the devil’s manure. Then some shrewd church administrator would add,… Continue reading

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