Introduction to Ordinarytide
Here, we begin to understand with joy that the daily is impregnated with the divine…
The Feast of the Ascension
We’ve somehow missed that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is not God’s “no” to creation, but rather His most emphatic “yes.”
Palm Sunday: What Makes for Peace
Jesus, knowing the kingdom of peace will be resisted with ferocious violence, weeps while the multitudes dance….
ASH WEDNESDAY : Deeper Considerations
“I felt strongly called, even as I made the ash, to make this Ash Wednesday a day not only to begin my walk through the wilderness with Jesus, but also a day to begin to care for the wild places that He created and we have been destroying…”
Here I Am! Contemplate Me.
Socially speaking, Jesus was low-born, conceived in the womb of an unwed woman whose people were the despised and disposable underclass of a powerful empire. This is how the God of the Christian scriptures first chose to self-identify: in solidarity with the vulnerable, obscure and lowly…
Advent: We Are Waiting
Advent begins with focused attention to the agony of our deepest longings. The task is to let the truth behind those longings rise to the surface before suppressing them with lesser fare, because the longings themselves may be the first reliable indicators of the One thing that leads to true fulfillment, satiation and joy.
December 6: The Feast of St. Nicholas
“St. Nicholas clearly saw the link between chronic poverty and (sex)slavery, and acted selflessly to interrupt the devastating consequences of deprivation…”