On the day of the conclusion of the Synod on Youth just a few weeks ago on the last Sunday of October, Pope Francis reflected on one of his favorite themes which is the need to be silent and to listen. He gives us good advice in this regard as we prepare to enter into … Continue reading Listen to Christ speak anew to your heart This Advent
This week we celebrated Thanksgiving This week as we celebrate Thanksgiving I am reminded of people who met in mutual respect and harmony. At least initially. Men, and women who were fleeing a place of persecution and oppression seeking a new life and freedom in a strange land. I recalled that the first two … Continue reading Praise God for His Mighty Blessings
33rd Week in Ordinary Time. A Call to Vigilance, A call to Serve. Each year as we draw a close to the liturgical year, we listen to scriptures about the end times. The Word of God calls us to vigilance, reminding us that the Lord is near. Although the hour of the Lord's return … Continue reading A Call To Vigilance is a Call to Service
Today we here of the great love of God shown in the great gift of two Widows. As we reflect on these women of faith and trust we must understand that a widow with an only son would have been truly marginalized and on the peripheries, The poorest of the poor, no one … Continue reading Giving Your All, Brings forth God’s Blessings
31st Week in Ordinary Time This week we listen to a not only a word about Love, but a real call to embody and embrace the Love that comes to us from the Father. When asked the greatest of the commandments Jesus responds and calls on the People to hear in the … Continue reading God’s Love, Your power to Love.
By all means people get to Jesus. Our God is an awesome God and desires to restore us and to make us whole. Each of us comes as women and men broken, blinded by our challenges and need to touch the healing hand of Jesus. Today the Word of God leads us to … Continue reading Get to Jesus By All Means Possible, Step into your Blessing
Mission Sunday, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Greetings from the River City, Richmond Virginia, three of us from Saint Joseph came to the National Black Catholic Men’s conference. The conference which welcomes all Catholic men came to “The River City” oh the subject “Know Yourself, Share Yourself”. Each of us is, gifted, equipped and anointed … Continue reading Show Up, Stand Up, Serve
How often do we look at our lives, our circumstances, and we state. "This is impossible." We look at our resources, our abilities and talents and we simple say. "It's impossible I just can't do it or I just can't make it." In our lives it may seem daily that we find … Continue reading God makes the Impossible Possible, The Un-doable, doable, the unthinkable, thinkable
God created and saw all that he created as good. In creating the natural world around us the high point of His creation is Man. In creating Man in His own image, God created him to be in relation with others. In Genesis we hear, "It is not good for Man to … Continue reading Family, Where we Courageously Live the Gospel
This week we see how the Lord imparts His Spirit and ability upon us. It is God's desire that we share in His authority. So often we do not realize that not only does God love us, and desire that we do great things for him, but that He empowers us with His grace … Continue reading Oh, That we might All be Prophets! Let’s be a Prophetic Church.