Do what you are already doing

“What should I do?” People may use different words but what they are really asking is “What is God’s will for me?” My answer is much like … Read More

Move forward with confidence

In this week’s second reading, Paul says, “I am confident of this, the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until … Read More

The Son of Man is already here

“Happy New Year!” But today is just the First Sunday of Advent. Isn’t it a little early to wish someone a “Happy New Year?” Well, not really. … Read More

We may all seem stranded

In an early song, Bob Dylan sketched absurdity. “We sit here stranded, though we’re all doing our best to deny it.” With uselessness and deception all around, memories … Read More

What if God gave us notice?

“God willing and the creek don’t rise.” I hadn’t seen my friend for several months and I was delighted when she called and invited me to come … Read More

True generosity honors God

In this week’s Gospel the poor widow’s two small coins give us a lesson in true generosity that has nothing to do with extravagance or with social … Read More

‘Love your neighbor as yourself’

Several years ago, not long after my husband and I had moved to the area, a couple down the street invited us to a block party. Since … Read More

What gifts from God do you bring?

“Master, I want to see.” Last month I broke the temple on my glasses and ended up wearing them perched sideways on my nose until my eye … Read More

Strive to be an agent of God’s justice

It is rare that the Sunday Gospel reflects the secular landscape, but when it does it can be startling. It seems that the closer we get to … Read More

Great wealth can become idolatry

In this week’s Gospel after the rich young man departs, Jesus says to the disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the … Read More