Blessedness and brokenness within us all

Over the last several months, a couple of my Norbertine brothers and I have joined with a group of friends to read and discuss some of the … Read More

Bring your secular life to God

“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” It sounds so simple. The question is, how do we determine which … Read More

God wants to share his abundance

All three readings in the liturgy this week speak of the delight that God has prepared for those who accept his invitation. Isaiah tells us that, “the … Read More

Repay those who provide opportunities

About a year ago Nancy found a new doctor. Well, maybe not “new” in the usual sense of the word. But he was definitely “found.” Actually, he … Read More

Humility helps us to fulfill God’s will

As we celebrate the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time on this last Sunday of September, we somehow find ourselves on the doorstep of October. Traditionally, the month … Read More

Focus on the landowner’s generosity

Several years ago I wrote a column on this Gospel (Mt 20:1-16a). Hurricane Katrina had just battered her way across New Orleans leaving tens of thousands of … Read More

Accept the invitation to act as God acts

It is always shocking to read or hear the parable of the unjust servant. The lack of gratitude on the servant’s part toward the generosity of the … Read More

‘Go and tell him his fault’

The whole office knew the story of what had happened between Sue and Nancy. Everyone was talking about it. Everyone, that is, except Sue and Nancy. Sue’s … Read More

God’s truth burns within Jeremiah

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you and loved you, before you were born I chose you (Jer 1:5). I have repeated these words … Read More

Align yourself with Jesus’ vision

I recently saw an ad for an online workshop entitled “The Ultimate Supervisor.” The workshop promised to teach the participant the role of the supervisor — the … Read More