“We can all be Great because we can all serve” As I look to the scriptures I am reminded of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s drum major instinct speech. The desire to be great, the desire to be upfront to lead the parade. Each human being has this desire for greatness. Before we look at … Continue reading Ask Rightly, Be Great by serving !
As we look to the future of our parish and the struggles that we face let us be reminded that we are called to be good stewards of what God has given us.
This weekend we listen to a word that calls us to accountability with God. God has provided us with all that we have and all that we are. From the moment we open our eyes to the first breath of the day we are indebted to God. Often we feel that who we are and what we have is all ours. Rather it is all God’s. God is great and generous with us.
In the Gospel today in an attempt to trip Jesus up and accuse him of some infraction they place a coin with the image of the Emperor and ask if they should pay the tax. Jesus cuts through their game and attempt to trap him. Whose head is on the coin? Jesus asks, Caesar’s they respond. That is to say, that which is not of God, and doesn’t belong to God, God doesn’t want…
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The Birth of Mary September 8 Saint Anne and her daugher Mary. This week is filled with opportunities to celebrate, give thanks and praise God for God's goodness, while at the same time our week ends recalling, remembering and honoring those who gave their lives today 20 years ago. I will do my best to … Continue reading Who do You say that Jesus Is? Your response putting your faith in practice, Go to the Peripheries!
Let us listen to Jesus’ command. “Be opened!” Let’s get right to it! Today we begin by listening to the prophet Isaiah, although his words of transformation, restoration and healing sound very much like the prophesies of the Exile, it is actually pre Babylonian Exile. “ Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, … Continue reading Ephphatha!” “Be opened!”
Over the past six weeks of our summer journey we’ve reflected on Jesus as our bread of life and the need to make a clear decision for Christ and allow Him to direct our lives enriching us and sustaining us in and through a share in His divine life. Today we find ourself before God’s … Continue reading Live The Law of Love, Do Justice!
The first reading from Joshua is one the is dear to my heart. I can remember as a child my father posting this on the front door of our home on Ridgewood Avenue in Warrensville Heights. It was a public witness to whomever came knocking what this house hold was all about. He had made … Continue reading Whom Shall We Serve? The One who has Words of Everlasting Life!
We have such a blessing that in the midst of our summer we can pause and celebrate both hope and joy for life and living. The celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ allows us to recall and enter into the Hope … Continue reading Hope For Life, Joy in Living! Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Wisdom of God guides and provides on life’s journey. The scriptures are rich in a special way. Although God is always speaking to. us through His Word, I believe we are getting a special teaching and direction in a time when we most need. An insight into allowing the Lord to teach us and … Continue reading Teaching and Food for the Journey, Listen and Eat!
This week we get a powerful reminder of God’s great benevolence even when do nothing but complain about what’s not right in our lives. This week is an opportunity for us to count our blessings. Recall God loves each of us so much. God is always willing and able to look beyond our faults and … Continue reading Don’t Grumble God is Blessing You!
When we see the Hungry are we willing to feed them? As we gather to worship and reflect on God's Word spoken to us we find ourselves with Jesus and His disciples before a hungry crowd. Women, children and men who have traveled to listen to Jesus. We can see in this crowd a people … Continue reading See Your Hungry neighbor, and feed them!