Reflection for July 14, 2013
Serving God includes ministering in ways we wouldn't always choose
A woman sat in my office, explaining how she and her friend had become mentors for two high school girls who were mentally disabled. The girls came from a sad home situation, and although they... Read More
Reflection for July 7, 2013
Giving our all to the Gospel mission starts with walking in peace
Anyone familiar with farming or gardening knows that harvesting crops means getting out to the field. To borrow from a pastor's homily, "You don't open the barn doors and expect the crop to... Read More
Reflection for June 30, 2013
Jesus says, 'Follow me' ... but what about my needs?
When Jesus calls us to be his disciples he expects us to respond immediately without looking back. Sure, we're willing to walk with Him ... So, are we ready to walk with Jesus wherever he leads us?... Read More
Reflections for June 23, 2013
How would you respond to Jesus' question, 'Who do you say that I am?'
In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" The disciples replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah or one of the prophets has arisen."... Read More
Reflection for June 16, 2013
Loving God leads to our own forgiveness and a greater love of others
A friend recently commented that men aren't inclined to apologize. Maybe, maybe not. I tend to think our culture frowns upon people who apologize. We perceive them as weak. Is there a connection... Read More
Reflection for June 9, 2013
Our actions can tell others 'God has visited his people'
When I was a child, my father died leaving my mother to raise three young children and run a farm. Our community let us know we would not bear our grief alone as they filled our little church... Read More
Reflection for June 2, 2013
Receiving, becoming and sharing the Body of Christ
How often do we think that when we are seated at table, Jesus is seated with us? I realize that grace before meals is not a pre-meal ritual, but an experience of relationships. I give thanks for... Read More
Reflection for May 19, 2013
Creative energy and peace of the Holy Spirit is with each of us always
This weekend we celebrate Pentecost, one of the great feasts of the Liturgical Year. We pray, "Come, Holy Spirit, Come." The Holy Spirit is with us always. We pray for openness to the... Read More