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.
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.
We often use images that speak of another’s awareness of something. Turning a blind eye! Eyes glazed over! Having one’s eyes wide open.
Suppose you just discovered you were instantly cured of painful cancer? Did someone wipe out a longstanding debt?
Over 50 years ago, a university student showed me a card. “If being a Christian were a capital offense, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
Today I ask are there any roads I didn’t take… or maybe not followed far enough?
How often have you heard … “But in the real world…? “ “That’s fine in theory… but in the real world…?”
Does “for better or for worse” mean anything in the age of “prenuptial agreements?”
Jesus taught us to pray ”Thy kingdom come.” He also taught, “The kingdom is already here in your midst.” How do you put those two together? Some emphasize one or the other.
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.
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.
In 1953 at the age of 17, Pope Francis had a life-changing experience in confession.
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.
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.
I don’t often think of it. But one of the courses that influenced my life was a history course.
Some words stay with you for a lifetime! Sometimes front and center. Other times they sit just beneath the surface… like a quiet motor doing its job unnoticed.
Over a lifetime, we each learn the stories of where we fit and don’t fit, and who are our good and bad guys.
Try to “listen” for the backstory of at least one conversation today.
Polarization is not new.
The challenge during Lent is to make sure we take time to listen to the God who speaks in the ordinariness and messiness of our daily lives.
Lent is a time of listening… cleaning my ears to hear the Good News.
Belonging is “the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity for a member of a certain group.”
At first glance, it may seem like quite a stretch to connect Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, and Systemic Change. But hear me out. Actually, it is not that hard.
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...
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.
In the sermon on the mount, Jesus flips the script to show how different his mission was from what ordinary people expected.
Today I ask you to imagine where you might expect Jesus would begin his mission and who would he choose?
But let’s look at God’s imagination and the imagination of St. Vincent de Paul.
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.
We are all on a journey and our journeys have a pattern and overlap more than we realize. We are all on a journey to a “final frontier.”