“Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,he humbled himself,nbecoming obedient to death, even … Continue reading The Paschal Mystery
“Do You Believe”..?
This weekend as we draw near to Holy Week and Celebrate the Paschal Mystery we see a foreshadowing of the Resurrection of Jesus, as we see Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Upon receiving word of the illness of His dear and close friend Lazarus Jesus delays, It would seem that the expected and appropriate … Continue reading “Do You Believe”..?
Leave Your Bucket At The Well! Go and tell others about what the Lord has done for you!
How fitting it is that in this moment of our Lenten journey that we find ourselves with our Lord in the encounter with woman at the well. During this month of March as we honor and remember women in a special way and their contribution to our lives as a nation as well as people … Continue reading Leave Your Bucket At The Well! Go and tell others about what the Lord has done for you!
“Lord, it is good that we are here.“
This second week of our Lenten Journey we find ourselves on the mountain top. I can still remember my first time preaching Transfiguration. I was a young deacon recently ordained. It was my preaching practicum and my subject was “The Mountain Top Experience”. The mountain experience has the power to change and transform our lives … Continue reading “Lord, it is good that we are here.“
Let Us Build A Spiritual House, Clear the Land, Heal the Land.
This first week of Lent I would like to reflect with you on building your spiritual house. As a collective community, a people that God has called and made His own. Before we look at our Genesis reading on the sin of our first humans and the Gospel of Matthew and Jesus being tempted in … Continue reading Let Us Build A Spiritual House, Clear the Land, Heal the Land.
Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey
Dear brothers and sisters! The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke all recount the episode of the Transfiguration of Jesus. There we see the Lord’s response to the failure of his disciples to understand him. Shortly before, there had been a real clash between the Master and Simon Peter, who, after professing his faith in … Continue reading Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey
You are God’s Temple, Be Holy and Do Justice!
This week I begin our reflection on the invitation to holiness not from this weekends readings but rather from the Gospel of Mark the eighth chapter that we heard during our weekday Mass Thursday. I was struck by the thirty third verse: “You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Jesus … Continue reading You are God’s Temple, Be Holy and Do Justice!
Stretch Forth you Hand, Choose Life and Goodness!
What will you Choose? Life or Death, Good or Evil? If we are tuned into the signs of the times and if we watching what’s happening in our world we might be wondering and concerned what is humanity choosing today, life or death, Good or Evil. One might run through a list of major events … Continue reading Stretch Forth you Hand, Choose Life and Goodness!
Let Your Light Shine, Through the Darkness of a Wounded World!
February is Black History Month. It is a reminder that we need to be awake and alert to the reality and truth of our past that we might face the darkness of our current day and bring forth light for our tomorrow. The struggle, the pain and the triumph of our history is just that … Continue reading Let Your Light Shine, Through the Darkness of a Wounded World!
The Joy Of Mission, Comes from Living the Beatitudes.
What an opportunity to celebrate the Joy of Mission. I don’t often dedicate my reflection to a particular saint on Sunday; however, this week is cause for exception. Our First Missionary St Joseph Freinademetz, SVD is a cause for not only mention but celebration of the Joy of Mission. For me St Joseph is a … Continue reading The Joy Of Mission, Comes from Living the Beatitudes.