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Stay Awake and Prepared – Mass Reading Reflection

Stay Awake and Prepared – Mass Reading Reflection

How ironic that I write about today’s Gospel, which includes the words “stay awake” while on a red-eye flight from Boise, Idaho, back to the east coast. Sadly, following Jesus’ warning, at least while a passenger on that airplane, was not difficult, thanks to the...

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A More Perfect Soul

A More Perfect Soul

"Chosen souls are, in My hand, lights which I cast into the darkness of the world and with which I illumine it. As stars illumine the night, so chosen souls illumine the earth. And the more perfect a soul is, the stronger and the more far-reaching is the light shed by...

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Pearls of Faith

Pearls of Faith

Discerning what the teaching, “do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine,” means in your life can be a little perplexing. The language is strange, and this verse may take extra prayer and even a little research to fully comprehend Jesus’...

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How’s Your Beam Awareness?

How’s Your Beam Awareness?

I discuss my efforts to remove the "beam in my own eye": two ways I used words.  I consider myself an expert splinter detector, while my beam awareness could use some serious improvement. Spending far too much time finger-pointing instead of recognizing while I'm...

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Are You Allowing God to Love You?

Are You Allowing God to Love You?

“Be still and know that I am God.“~ Pslam 46:10a I sat with a priest friend complaining about how I was trying to follow all the rules of the faith, but I still felt empty. I checked all the appropriate spiritual boxes, so why did I not feel the love of God? Let God...

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Eucharistic Revival Embracing Holy

Eucharistic Revival Embracing Holy

The opening verse in the Gospel for June 21, 2022, is one nestled between two perhaps more recognized Scripture verses—Matthew 7:5, "first take the log out of your own eye," and Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the...

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