The Wildness of God’s Love

I have been married almost 30 years but I still remember the first time I went out for coffee with my future wife.

‘But who do you say that I am?’

A recent Pew study surveyed practicing Catholics and 68 percent of them responded that “having a personal relationship with Jesus” was essential to being Catholic.

The First Come-to-Jesus-Meeting

In the world of urban slang, it has become increasingly popular to hear someone refer to a Come-to-Jesus-Meeting.

There can be no communion without personal intimacy

“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly.

A few small things in his hands

I don’t know if you have ever had something happen to you that was extremely surprising or awe-inspiring,

Called, Commissioned and Sent

I don’t know if you have ever had an experience like this, but reading this Sunday’s Gospel reminded me of a strange incident that occurred to me a few years back.

Does God give us the desires of our heart?

This Sunday’s Gospel raises an important question. Do we trust God to give us what we desire?

Christ’s love present for us in His Body and Blood

Love takes time for the beloved

The Ascension completes the Paschal Mystery

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates the bodily ascension of Christ into heaven which is recounted in Acts 1:1-11, which is our first reading this Sunday. We are told that Jesus appeared to the disciples “during forty days” (Acts 1:3) after his resurrection and then He ascended into heaven before them. This […]

The Call of Baptism: A Death March to Eternal Life

I like to think the somber title of this reflection is inspired by pious meditation on the Sunday Scriptures.

October 04, 2015
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