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.
Called out of Darkness, Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom!
“When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice. And yet the dawn is … Continue reading Called out of Darkness, Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom!
Dreaming Keeps Hope Alive. Dare to Dream!
The nation pauses this week to remember, celebrate and honor a man who kept hope alive through his willingness to dare to dream. Each year as we celebrate the legacy and life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we are called to recommit ourselves to acting for justice, equality and dignity for all … Continue reading Dreaming Keeps Hope Alive. Dare to Dream!