Finding sacredness in the work

It is said that teaching, farming and healing are the three sacred professions. Certainly, teaching is much in the news these days. Just listen to any talk … Read More

Woven into the story of the Risen Christ

In the second reading, we hear the opening lines of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. In three short verses, Paul introduces himself as an apostle … Read More

Called to justice as a child of God

In today’s reading from Isaiah the word “justice” is used three times. What does the word mean? Often when we hear the word “justice” it’s in connection … Read More

The gifts tell the whole Gospel story

After doing the child Jesus homage, the Magi “opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Often, when one visits someone of importance, … Read More

‘God is with us; God is with us’

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we hear St. Matthew’s description of “how the birth of Jesus Christ came about” (1:18). In Matthew’s account, we learn of … Read More

Proclaim the good news where you go

There’s a box on the counter near the entrance to my bank where people can deposit used eyeglasses. The Lions’ Club collects the glasses and distributes them … Read More

A time for harmony and hope

St. Paul writes in this week’s selection from Romans, “Christ became a minister of the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, to confirm the promises of the patriarchs, … Read More

‘Begin with the end in mind’

Frank Covey, in his book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” suggests one should begin with the end in mind. This weekend we celebrate the first Sunday … Read More

An invitation to live humbly for others

“Above him there was an inscription that read, ‘This is the King of the Jews’” (Luke 23:28). As we hear these words proclaimed on the Solemnity of … Read More

‘How are we to secure our lives?’

“When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified.” “Easier said than done,” you might say! We are surrounded by “wars and insurrections.” Terrified civilians … Read More