Rising tide

In life, and so often in our faith, we say we want to get better at, well, everything.  A good example might be fitness. We try to increase our Bench and Squat, while getting our mile time sub-whatever. Or, maybe at work, we try to move 3 different projects along Read more…

Highway to Hell

At the risk of speaking for everyone, I’m going to make a blanket statement: None of us want to go to Hell.  Even if we’re not as strong in our faith as we would like or we have fallen out of practice, we still want to be happy. And, Hell Read more…

Back to normal

Happy Easter! As we take joy and comfort in this Easter season, it’s important to remember St Paul’s words: “If you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God; mind the things that are above, not the things Read more…

The Hour of Mercy

“Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, Read more…

Watch with me

Today, we begin the first day of the Easter Triduum, Holy Thursday. In the passion of our Lord, there’s a lot that happens on Thursday: the Last Supper, the Agony in the Garden, Christ’s arrest, Peter’s denial.  After starting with Christ’s glorious entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, today is Read more…

Love repaid

A friend of mine recently shared this reflection from the Laudate app: “On the first day of the Easter season, in every Catholic Mass in the world, we will be specifically asked: “Do you believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord?” In other words, we will be challenged Read more…

Back to the Basics

The spiritual life, and Lent for that matter, is a journey. We learn, we grow, we try new things. And because it’s a journey that we can’t step away from, it’s not always easy to see the big picture. There are natural (or supernatural) ebbs and flows, times of consolation Read more…

What Jesus loves

At the risk of sounding sappy, today let’s ask ourselves: do we love what Jesus loves? We’re called to love ‘as’ Jesus loves, which is extremely difficult (as we’ll see below). But, to start, let’s ask ourselves, what does Jesus love? Or better yet, who does Jesus love? God the Read more…