Happy Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. Gaudete means "rejoice," referring to the joy that Christmas - the coming of our Lord and Savior - is near. When I reflect on this year and this season, I can't help but rejoice. For the first time in my life (and hopefully for the rest of … Continue reading Finding Joy in all things Eternal
Second Sunday of Advent - Gospel reading - Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist emphasized the vital importance of repentance - of straightening our path and preparing ourselves to meet Christ. He proclaimed that Christ will baptize us in the Holy Spirit, meaning that the Holy Spirit will search our hearts and craft our souls into … Continue reading Go All In.
First Sunday of Advent - Second reading 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 and Gospel reading Mark 13:33-37 The holidays are upon us, and what a fantastic set of readings to keep us centered. In the second reading, we are reminded that through the grace of God, we are "enriched in every way" and "not lacking in any spiritual … Continue reading The only Gift that never stops giving
The Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ - Sunday, November 26 - Gospel reading - Matthew 25:31-46 When Jesus says, "whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me," I believe he is talking about his desire for us to love and connect with others - not with just our … Continue reading Connecting beyond our comfort zone
Gospel reading for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 25:14-30 Usually when I read or hear an interpretation of this parable, the main theme that is emphasized is that God has given each of us unique gifts and that we are expected to make good use of those gifts in honor of God … Continue reading Share the Love
Gospel reading for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 25:1-13 To me, this reading is about being ready to meet Jesus - many years from now, five years from now, maybe even tomorrow. I don't think any of us will ever be perfectly ready, but I think there are some things we can … Continue reading Being ready. Being here.
Gospel reading for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 23:1-12 The other day we were on our way home from a birthday party. My kids were sugared up from cake, loudly arguing in the back seat. If there was a break in the fighting, it was because one of them was whining or … Continue reading Letting go so Love can lead.