Jesus promises to send help

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Jesus isn’t asking us to become subservient. The fact is, if we really love someone, we will want … Read More

A leadership model to follow

The author of a commentary on this week’s Gospel writes, “Jesus is the model for all who are called to leadership.” This week’s readings contain a number … Read More

A presence for those in need

In the last set of considerations of “The Spiritual Exercises,” St. Ignatius of Loyola suggests a series of meditations on Jesus’ resurrection. As the retreatant considers the … Read More

Journey from darkness to spring light

His surgery was successful; the grateful man thanked the surgeon but later he apologized for not having thanked God. Their baby daughter had come early and the … Read More

Crosses come in many forms

They open her up; then close her again. The cancer has spread. There’s nothing they can do. Sentenced to death, her passion has begun. The woman is … Read More

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