Invitations & Black Tie

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ordinarily, when you get an invitation to dinner or a party, it presumes there is a connection, a relationship, or at best the potential for a relationship, between… Continue reading

Adventures in Vine Growing

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time I am not a fervent devotee of the fruit of the vine. But since it is a requirement in my line of work, I just go along. I… Continue reading

Words & Actions; What Truly Matters

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time The proof is in the pudding. Actually, the original proverb goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. You can talk all you want about how… Continue reading

The Way of God’s Family

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Being a middle child, I absolutely detest all manner of conflict and confrontation. If I sense trouble brewing up ahead, my quick instinct is to panic discreetly and… Continue reading

Becoming & Making Disciples

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time If I had power by waving my hands over you to make you abandon your beliefs and convictions instantly and absolutely, and instead embrace whatever beliefs and convictions… Continue reading

No Game of Chance

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Rock, paper, scissors. Simple. Easy. Uncomplicated. Some say it’s a game of skill; some, a game of chance. Historically, its roots go back to the Chinese Han dynasty… Continue reading

Not Something You Can Fake

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time When you “say” you really, really love something; and I mean when you “say” you really, really, “really” love something … maybe it’s a favorite sports team, or… Continue reading

Adulting is Hard. I Kid You Not.

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time I’m sure by now you have heard of little Charlie Gard, born in London a year ago, who suffers from a very rare and devastating illness called mitochondrial… Continue reading


15th Sunday in Ordinary Time A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar … Have you ever listened to someone tell a joke, and when the punchline comes … you… Continue reading

Lord of the Flies

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time William Golding was a British novelist, essayist, and poet who died in 1993 at the age of 81. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and… Continue reading

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