suffering
truth tellers

truth tellers

It only takes one person living uncompromisingly in relationship with Jesus Christ to begin a movement of renewal

just pruning

just pruning

Perhaps the pain you are experiencing today is not a cutting that causes death but a pruning that is preparing you to live more freely and fully ?

Good Friday

Good Friday

Anyone who really wanted to get rid of suffering would have to get rid of love before anything else, because there can be no love without suffering,

to Jerusalem

to Jerusalem

“More than ever I find myself in the hands of God. This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth

choosing life

choosing life

Our greatest human desire is not to be free of suffering and pain, but to live whatever reality is present in the great company…

hopeful endurance

hopeful endurance

None of us likes to suffer, but on reflection we do know that at times we have had the maturity and the patience to endure times of difficulty knowing it is the only pathway to a greater reward.

facing fear

facing fear

We spend most of our lives running from death and the daily moments that feel deathly. We do our best to avoid such uncomfortable realities and expend time, energy and resources trying to avoid anything that hints at death.

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. 

facing demons

facing demons

I'm happy to receive regular social media updates from Dr. Robert Wicks and this week one of his reflections began "The darkness we experience in life often tells just...

Job in the dung

Job in the dung

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...

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an unexpected gift

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the peripheries

the peripheries

Jesus knows the peripheries of our heart, the peripheries of our soul, the peripheries of our society

touching the sacred

touching the sacred

Have people today have lost the ability to read symbol and to engage with sacred action? No!

thirsty souls

thirsty souls

Last week I arrived at a bar in Le Mars Iowa to find crowds gathering, good food and drink being served

Annunciation

Annunciation

With her encounter with the angel, Mary’s life became an adult adventure of mature faith.