When I was growing up there was a wonderful series on that still new medium … television.
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.”
Sometimes we wish we were among those who walked with Jesus 2000 years ago. Pope Francis boldly says… even today we do walk with them.
Me-ism! A lens to understand our world, church… and the three year “synodal process” beginning October 2021.
Mark, as any good pastor would, uses Jesus stories circulating in oral tradition to help a community understand how the gospel is “good news”… even in the face of catastrophe and persecution.
Jesus’ communication style focused on two things: He told great stories and asked great questions!
Thinking about the Vincentian Movement as being rooted in an awareness of God’s love which radiates out in widening circles.
Parents learn quickly the power of story as a pacifier. But the stories also shape values. Stories and the lived stories of our example are how we learn our values. Jesus knew the power of stories! Do you really want to change things? Tell a story!
Transfiguration – Disfiguration. We have a choice. Which light will we walk in?
No matter what era or even whether we went to a Catholic school, I suspect the teachers we remember most favorably were the ones who taught us to think.
The quick answer is… find a pair of rose-colored glasses.
Vincent grew beyond his original ministry zip code!