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 we 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 … 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!
Jesus shepherds His Flock As we turn to the scriptures this week we are invited in a special way to reflect of Christ as the Good Shepherd and to allow Him to shepherd us as His flocks. It is in moments like this that we need to hear and listen more closely to the Lord … Continue reading Allow Jesus to be Your Shepherd!
Be set on your Feet to be A Prophet! As we enter into now the second holiday in this new normal and celebrate the 4th of July I would like to encourage us to this National Holiday in light of the Word of God today to be an opportunity to be a prophetic people to … Continue reading Be the Prophet Among them!