The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective.
Hope begins in the personal meeting with a divine presence-made-flesh, and encountered in the messy and imperfect reality of our daily experience.
The experiences that feel like death are very often more like a birth offering different opportunities and invitations.
…not the restoration of a familiar world order, but a new world where human achievements, personal successes and health are signs that point us beyond
“All will be well”, clinging to the beauty of our humanity and allowing words of encouragement to rise up from our hearts.
The games we play with projects and goals, success, ambition and achievement are powerless to deliver the stability and happiness that they promise.
While the visible present fear is a biological virus, the fact is that we humans face fear every day.
The first readings of the liturgy this week give daily segments of the 42 chapters of the Old Testament Book of Job, well-chosen to convey the message of the entire...
While some people might compulsively look on the bright side of any situation, such power of positive thinking is not the same as Christian hope. Positive thinking can...
Take a moment to read the opening verses of today's gospel reading : Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken...
I often hear people comment that their faith is weak, or that they have little faith. I often feel the same way.
We ignore our feelings at our peril. However the feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.
There are moments many days, and minutes and even hours and sometimes days every week when we feel a bit dead.
Jesus is not God-far-from-us-up-in-the-heavens, but Jesus is God WITH us.
You might like to share this post with grandparents who will appreciate some encouragement on this their feast day.
I was privileged to be asked to give the homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr. Isaac Fransen