Tracing Our Lives in the Shape of the Cross
Reflection on the readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. Perfection Imagine that God asks you to hold your arms out vertically for an entire day, sunrise to sunset. Then imagine that doing this will guarantee victory for one person in your life against their worst enemy: Victory against cancer, or depression, […]
Mercy Cures Our Numbness
Reflections on the readings for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. David was numb to sins. He was numb to God, and to the dignity of Bathsheba and her husband Uriah, the Hittite. David began with a small sin, that of sloth or laziness: “At the turn of the year, the time […]
Hand it All Over
Vocational Reflections on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Give me all of eternity to try to grasp it, and I will never understand one simple fact: As a priest, Jesus chooses to literally place himself in my hands every single day when I celebrate Mass. Why me? Why any human, other than Mary? In the […]
Wake up, sheeple, it’s Good Shepherd Sunday!
A Reflection on the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Good Shepherd Sunday), Year C. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, says of his sheep, “I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.” And in the reading from […]