See the “love of God” in others

It was one of those wonderful news stories. A little 9-year-old girl had been invited to throw out the first ball on opening day. Dressed in jeans … Read More

The gift of listening at Pentecost

Pentecost is usually viewed as a talking event. Jesus’ disciples come out of hiding and proclaim what God has done. Peter, who has been afraid to publicly … Read More

Security blankets can be good and bad

One of my favorite comic strips is Peanuts. And one of my favorite characters in the strip is Lucy Van Pelt’s little brother, Linus. Why? Because even … Read More

Choose the hopeful words of Jesus

In the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus tells his disciples, “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” (v. 27). The scriptural context … Read More

We are all dependent on God

They were 26 men living in a downtown halfway house for serious offenders. They had served time for everything from rape to murder, but somewhere along the … Read More

Take Jesus’ assurance to heart

Jesus concludes today’s Gospel reading with the solemn statement, “The Father and I are one” (Jn 10:30). He means that he is everything the Father is, except … Read More

God calls us in the workplace

If there was ever a reading that spoke eloquently about the spirituality of work, it’s this one. “Simon Peter said, “I am going fishing.” Why was Peter … Read More

Two commitments are necessary

Why was Thomas not with the other disciples when Jesus came to them on that first day of the week? The group had gathered out of fear … Read More

Invite Jesus to walk with you

While we are accustomed to hearing the Easter story as recorded in the Gospel of John there is a second option which may be read in the … Read More

Jesus faced his death with trust

The Gospel shows us Jesus in prayer the night before his death. “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me,” he says. “Still, not … Read More