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Nearing the End Times

As we near the end of the Church (Liturgical) Year, our Sunday readings are focused on the end times. At first glance, it sounds like...

Living as Missionary Disciples

The Pope’s prayer intention for this month is that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by...

Nothing really depends on me

I am writing this as I am in quarantine for testing positive for COVID-19. While my symptoms are mild, I am unable to go about life as...

Following Jesus on his terms

It’s not always easy to follow Christ. Of course, as his disciples, we desire to follow him, but to follow him means we must do it on his...

Surrender your fears to Jesus

Fear shuts us down. Fear moves us to turn in on ourselves. We deafen our ears to the sounds around us and close our eyes to the world...

Acting from the Heart

For those of us old enough to remember, the comedian Flip Wilson popularized the phrase, “The devil made me do it.” This quip blames the...

Broom-Tree Moments

Have you ever had a “broom-tree” moment? In 1 Kings 19:1-8, Elijah is fleeing from King Ahab and Jezebel who are evil and murdering all...

Why do we work?

When the crowds follow Jesus, he tells them, “Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which...

When we are weak, then we are strong

Following Christ is not easy. When we give our hearts and lives completely to Christ Jesus, we will experience backlash from others,...

Faith & Suffering

Jesus tells the woman who touched his clothes, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.” (Mark 5:34) Jesus...

Be still in life's storms

For a short story, Mark 4:35-41 is packed with meaning for reflection. Mark tells us that “as evening drew on” Jesus decided to cross to...

Praying Amen

What do we mean when we say “Amen”? Amen is derived from the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.” It is a word...

Spring Morning on the Potomac

Sun's rays breaking through clouds. Ducks and geese float silently through Water ripples with the morning tide. Shells with crews scull...

Trinity of Relationship

We are created in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-27), which means we are created for relationship. The Holy Trinity is...

Plug into the Power of the Holy Spirit

I love the Pentecost images of “a noise like a strong driving wind” and “tongues as of fire.” (Acts 2:2-3) These images are reminiscent...

Clouds of Glory

After Jesus’ Resurrection, he appeared to his disciples to encourage them and prepare them to continue his mission. Because they were...