Drama on the Sidelines

Tuesday of Holy Week In our current state of pandemic-induced self-quarantine, we are watching a lot of TV, streaming a lot of video, and reading a lot of books. And the more complex… Continue reading

Bridging the Distance Between Us & God

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion In the face of overwhelming pain and suffering, fear and anxiety, frustration and fatigue throughout the world, as nations and local communities, leaders and families grapple with… Continue reading

The Big Picture

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent As we approach Holy Week, we see that the conflict between Jesus and the religious leaders continues to escalate. And when the high priest Caiaphas spoke… Continue reading

Together or Right; One but not Both

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent As we approach Holy Week next week, the gospel tells us of escalating conflict. Ultimatums are about separating winners from losers. Friendships can work out; marriages… Continue reading

Saints & Those Who Make Us Saints

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent In Jesus, God fulfills all the promises made to Abraham and his descendants. “I will make you the father of a host of nations.” And in… Continue reading

Truth Without Spin

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Objective truth is the reality that God knows. Our perception of objective truth is sometimes influenced or altered by our prejudices, our experiences, and the opinions… Continue reading

The Price of Our Healing

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent I did mistakenly refer to the first reading as from Exodus. It’s from Numbers. For the people of Israel wandering in the wilderness, believing that their… Continue reading

A Convincing Argument Vs. A Life of Conviction

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent “I can’t defend it. But I know it’s true. And I believe it with all my heart.” Convictions are not always easy to articulate or defend.… Continue reading

The Obstacle is Us

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent What prevented Jesus’ opponents from embracing the reality of his person and his mission was their own pride, and their self-assurance that he couldn’t tell them… Continue reading

God’s Meltdown

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent God invites us to put our faith in Jesus. It may be easier for some people, but not for everyone. The skeptic and the agnostic will… Continue reading

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