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.
We live in a world where people want to be first, we seek to place ourselves above, or as being worth more than others. There are those voices that would say everyone else get behind me, "I'm First"! To be first has the connotation of others being and having less significance than the … Continue reading To be First of All, We must be Servants all.
Our coming together this week brings us to a place before the very presence of God. For as we approach our God we recognize God's goodness towards us. Because it is out of God's goodness and willingness to allow us to be born into his Word of truth. James 1:17&18 God's desire and willingness … Continue reading You Can’t Beat God’s Giving. So what are you giving back?
Often we find ourselves wondering which way to turn. Life and all its challenges cause us to seek and to search for something. Something greater than us, something beyond our abilities is needed in the midst of wandering and wondering what to do next. When the Lord calls us and challenges us to accept things … Continue reading To whom shall we Go? You have the Words of Everlasting Life.
This week we continue our reflection of John Chapter 6 and the Bread of Life Discourse. I would like to turn our attention to Wisdom Literature in the Book of Proverbs 9:5 "Let whoever is simple turn in here;To the one who lacks understanding, she says,Come, eat of my food, and drink of the … Continue reading Food for the Soul
As we bring our summer to a close many have either taken some type of a journey, or are on their way back home. I remember that is what we did every summer. Pack up the camper and we would travel. When ever we embark on a journey there is always a need to have … Continue reading Food Gives Strength for the Journey
Today we hear the powerful direction of Jesus as he sends his disciples into the world two by two. This is a powerful witness that Christ does not send us alone, but he desires that there be in unity and oneness as he sends out his disciples out two by two. In the call to … Continue reading Sent two by two to Tell the world About Jesus