Have a Special Place? Does It Matter?

You know the place! A place that helps you feel a sense of comfort, identity, inspiration… whatever you need at that moment!  A place where you are nourished and grow. Let’s explore why such places are important in each of our lives.

What is the largest conversation in the world?

Does the Guinness Book of Records have an award for the largest and longest conversation in the world? If it did, it would probably single out Pope Francis as the most significant discussion leader ever.

What Is the Real World Anyway?

How often have you heard … “But in the real world…? “ “That’s fine in theory… but in the real world…?”

I Thought I Knew the Apostles!

I have read and preached about the apostles for more than 50 years. I am just now discovering questions I wish I had asked… and prayed about.

Is God Caught In Our Spam Boxes?

If we have a digital mail account, we know what spam is. Our “in” boxes can fill rapidly. Most learn to set filters to reduce what we actually see.

Facing St. Joseph’s Challenges Today

Often we want to get around troubles and challenges in life rather than go through them.  If only we could skip from the beginning to the end without going through the middle. 

St. Patrick: A Prophet for Social Justice

I must admit the above title caught my eye. I never considered Patrick as a Prophet for Social Justice. Wander down this path with Kevin Ahern. You may be surprised.

A Surprise Gift From Pope Francis

Much to my surprise, Pope Francis seemed to comment on yesterday’s Mindwalk. Of course, I know he never read it … but his reflection today certainly fit! See if you agree with his comments on “Blessed are the poor in Spirit.” Pope Francis begins with a question Who...

Are You a “Quiet Influencer”?

One of the buzzwords among internet literati is “social media influencer.” That’s “digital speak” for someone who has an impact on what others think, say, and do.

Where Would You Begin?

Today I ask you to imagine where you might expect Jesus would begin his mission and who would he choose?

Imagine That!

But let’s look at God’s imagination and the imagination of St. Vincent de Paul.

God’s Record as a Recruiter

The Jerusalem headhunters would not have been very interested in Jesus’ leadership team. They preferred the way rabbis were picked from among the most promising in their schools.

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