Tuesday, October 10, 2017
At the end of his Letter to the Philippians Paul can hardly bring himself to thank them for the money that they have sent him. It's almost like he is reluctant to admit his dependence on anybody. Then he remembers how totally dependent he is, "I can do all things in him who strengthens me." (4:13)
Monday, October 9, 2017
Saturday morning's sunrise, unusual since this view is due north.
On September 27, 2017, Pope Francis launched Share the Journey, a global campaign of prayer and action in support of migrants and refugees. It helps to reflect on our own families' migrating here. No matter how long ago, we all came from somewhere else.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Happy Autumn Equinox! Such gorgeous weather as crops are readying for harvest.
In his parable of the "Crazy Farmer" (Mt:20:1-16,) who pays workers for just an hour what he pays others for a whole day's work, Jesus wants to convince us that God is just as crazy with Love. Grace means gift. Gracious means freely given. God's love cannot be earned. That's the Gospel truth.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Recently I heard a priest talking about how he worked with young adults who say they don't believe in God or religion. He referred to the story of the two disciples on the way back to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35.) They didn't recognize the Risen Jesus when he joined them on the road. The priest pointed out that they were walking the wrong way, away from Jerusalem. Jesus walked the wrong way with them.