Resurrection
a new history

a new history

“Faith is not an album of past memories; Jesus is not outdated.  He is alive here and now.  He walks beside you each day

bones alive

bones alive

I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people … and you will live.

getting physical

getting physical

We have filled the space left by the lack of availability of the sacraments with live-streamed liturgies. But because we humans are physical creatures a virtual connection is always inadequate

stay safe

stay safe

“All will be well”, clinging to the beauty of our humanity and allowing words of encouragement to rise up from our hearts.

living the storm

living the storm

The storm exposes our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits, and priorities.

a new dawn

a new dawn

When we gain a free land we usually fall into captivity in other more insidious ways becoming prisoners to ideologies, to consumerism and capitalism and slaves to fashion, business and busy-ness.

full immersion

full immersion

Our adult life of faith, actively seeking maturity in following Christ, demands as a first step the reawakening of a desire to be fully and authentically human. 

our hope

our hope

God constantly breaks into our personal histories, challenging our “conventions”, those fixed ways of thinking and acting that end up paralyzing us.

unto dust…

unto dust…

The encouragement that usually accompanies the imposition of Ash Wednesday ashes is "Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel." But when I was a child the...

Sun  Day

Sun Day

The first Christians had to decide which day of the week would be the Christian day of worship. They might have chosen Thursday evening since the first Eucharist was...

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just one thing

just one thing

they could have rushed back home to see the faces of their family and watch The Chase before dinner. 

open the gates

open the gates

For you are the living temple of God. Open up that temple, make it spacious, give it height.

be the first

be the first

With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion.

so simple

so simple

These complications are very useful, and make the watch more… complicated.

get dressed

get dressed

This divine dressing is not a lengthy process needing skilled tailors and holy-wardrobe assistants.