To know and recognize the voice of one who cares for you is of great significance. It gives one a sense of connectedness and a sense of belonging when we hear the familiar voice. I recall a rather amusing illustration of the recognition of one’s voice. Early within the first year or two of my … Continue reading Do Your Know the Voice of the Shepherd?
We are a pilgrim people and our walking together is our journey as seek to understand and live more deeply a life connected with Christ who accompanies us on our Journey. In the midst of our walking together during our Easter resurrection celebration we find ourselves walking with the disciples of Jesus who have gotten … Continue reading What Are You Discussing as you walk along?”
This week we journey and enter into the holiest of Days as we celebrate Passover and Easter. As Christians the Passover of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from death to life is cause for life and hope that gives way to loving. Although our world and nation is in crisis from the deaths of … Continue reading Resurrection Our Life and Our HOPE!
“Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,he humbled himself,nbecoming obedient to death, even … Continue reading The Paschal Mystery
This weekend as we draw near to Holy Week and Celebrate the Paschal Mystery we see a foreshadowing of the Resurrection of Jesus, as we see Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Upon receiving word of the illness of His dear and close friend Lazarus Jesus delays, It would seem that the expected and appropriate … Continue reading “Do You Believe”..?
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!
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.“
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.
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
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!