More than words for St. Paul

Through Jesus’ death on the cross, St. Paul says, “the world has been crucified” to him and he to the world (Gal 6:14). With this shocking image … Read More

Embrace life with open eyes and ears

At first glance, the readings this Sunday seem to be speaking in opposites. In the Book of Kings, Elijah the Prophet invites Elisha to follow him. When … Read More

The Eucharist is food for today

One image Vatican Council II uses to describe the church is that of a pilgrim people. Pilgrimages in their most basic understanding are holy journeys. When one … Read More

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