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 […]
Discernment Happens Before the Face of Christ
Reflections on the readings for the twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. The essence of our vocation is a free response to the loving face of Christ. When Christ looks at us, he loves us, as the Gospel of Mark so poignantly notes. At the same time, his gaze penetrates “even between soul and […]