As we look at our faith for many it is simply a matter of doing what is written down to follow religious rules. As long as we at least go to Mass on Sunday, go to confession once a year, and lets not forget Holy Days of Obligation, as long as I do … Continue reading More is Required. Be Your Brother or Sisters Keeper!
As I reflect on the scriptures this week I recall a common subject that I've spoken and written on. Called, Appointed and Anointed is the nature of the life of each Christian. But here we see another important step. Today Jesus sends His disciples out two by two. There is a … Continue reading God wants to use you to proclaim His love and power.
"I'm gonna do what the Spirit say do" When I served in my first Pastorate with Sr. Antonia Ebo, OSF she would often remind me of these words, "do what the Spirit say do". We are in a time that calls for a true and committed response to the call and movement of … Continue reading Do what the Spirit Says Do!
The Feast of The Body and Blood of Jesus is a Solemnity that speaks to the core of our identity as Church and People of God. As we think of this celebration our thoughts recall the great processions and benedictions liturgies. We used to have 40 hour devotions, and processions throughout the streets. We … Continue reading Give them Something to Eat Yourselves!
This Trinity Sunday as we celebrate our Christian Faith and recognizing that God is One, yet three distinct persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we celebrate and worship our God who is One and Triune we also honor our fathers. It is fitting for us in worshiping God as Father, we see in the … Continue reading The Power of a Father’s Love!
"Holy Spirit, Come Fill This Place" Holy Spirit, come and fill this place Bring us healing with Your warm embrace Show Your power make Your presence known Holy Spirit, come fill this place Holy Spirit, come fill this place My heart is longing just to hear from You My soul is waiting to know someone … Continue reading Empowered by The Spirit For Mission
We celebrate the return of Jesus to the Father in this great Feast of Ascension. Jesus completes the work here he was sent to do and He hands it on to His disciples. Jesus' Ascension is not His removing Himself from us, but rather a completion of a promise. So often we miss … Continue reading A Promise Made is A Promise kept! Now we’ve Got work to do!
As the Easter Season winds down, we find ourselves encouraged this week by the Word of God. As I reflect on God's Word and the call to "keep" God word something struck me deeply. I ask the question of myself first and foremost an all who reflect on the weekly message. What does it mean … Continue reading Keep the Word, Believe the Word, Live The Word
I recall a great preacher tell his congregation, "everything comes full circle." The understanding that life is cyclical, and it seems that we return to where we began. Life is like this, all that is has God as it's origin and life is ultimately returning to God. Throughout the Easter Season we've been reflecting … Continue reading God’s Love Comes Full Circle, So Let’s Love One Another!
We pause in the midst of our Easter joy to honor and remember our mothers. The gift of motherhood is cause for thanksgiving and God sharing his love through. When we think of mothers we recall the phenomenal woman who either gave us birth or shared with us great motherly love. Whether natural birth or … Continue reading Mothers Are Blessed!