Rising for the glorification of God

The Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Lent tells us of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. In the early part of the story, Jesus tells Martha … Read More

Ask for help to see more clearly

My plant had bugs. At first I didn’t notice them. It was just one fruit fly, after all. Kind of like a co-worker in my office. Actually, … Read More

We are all visible to Jesus

The woman was from the wrong side of town. Her skin was the wrong color. She went to the wrong church and ran with the wrong crowd. … Read More

Come down from the mountaintop

In these days of terrorist attacks, both at home and abroad, hardly a day goes by without some new account of a car being driven into a … Read More

Keep your attention on God

In each cycle of Sunday readings, the First Sunday of Lent has a Gospel reading of the temptations of Jesus. This year the Gospel is Matthew’s version. … Read More

Is your suitcase packed with worries?

If the commandments are our road map and being holy is our destination, then maybe this week’s readings are intended to tell us what to pack for … Read More

Ask God to lead you in life

“Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.” If last week’s readings gave us a road map (the commandments), this week’s (Mt 5:38-48) seem to … Read More

Choices on how to live, who to feed

It sounds so easy. “If you choose you can keep the commandments …” (Sir 15:15-20). Of course we choose to keep the commandments, at least most of … Read More

Light to the whole world

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” It might be difficult for us to capture the astounding nature of this saying … Read More

Embrace a new way of being blessed

The Beatitudes — probably no words in religious literature are more beloved. But have you ever really thought about what Jesus was actually saying? Do you honestly … Read More