14 April 2017

April 14, 2017 - Good Friday

We take so much for granted.

09 April 2017

April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday

Some answers to prayers can make you feel more isolated from people (for example, understanding rather than being understood). But it helps you rely on God more easily.

26 March 2017

March 26, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

People will pick up on your own stress and worry. Hiding concern from friends won't work for long; God put those people in our lives for a reason.

12 March 2017

March 12, 2017 - Second Sunday of Lent

God told Abraham "I will bless those you bless you and curse those who curse you." Abraham went on to be the original patriarch of the Hebrews. Centuries later, God would tell another leader, "What you bind on Earth will be bound in Heaven; what you loose on Earth will be loosed in Heaven."

05 March 2017

March 5, 2017 - First Sunday of Lent

Shortcuts rarely work better. "If the shortcut worked, it'd be called 'the way.'"

01 March 2017

March 1, 2017 - Ash Wednesday

People are always more important than schedules, regardless of how noble the plans are. Make time for people, too.

26 February 2017

February 26, 2017 - Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

All of the way humans reproduce--that both the man and woman must be present (ideally united in love), that the child grows in the womb rather than a more detached way like an egg, that the child is wholly dependent on others for several months, and even as the child is raised by loving parents who still must be disciplinarians for safety's sake--are ways to help us understand God's relationship with ourselves. God doesn't want to upset us any more than a parent wants to upset a child, but God knows what's best for us and will stop us from touching hot ovens even as we desperately struggle to reach them.

19 February 2017

February 19, 2017 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

If we live as imitators of Christ and consistently show his love to all humanity, we can be a more successful example of Christian virtue. Actions speak louder than words.

12 February 2017

February 12, 2017 - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I wish more people understood what the Eucharist really is and its importance. I think a lot of people would have more joy if they did.

05 February 2017

February 5, 2017 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I think it's often harder to help those close to you than the anonymous poor. And much harder to accept and ask for help, like St. Peter's initial reaction to Christ washing his feet.

29 January 2017

January 29, 2017 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I love when I hear one of my favorite hymns or reading at mass, especially if I've been feeling down. It's like a little extra divine attention, often just when I need it.

15 January 2017

January 15, 2017 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

God's timing is perfect. Trying to force our misguided ideals only makes things harder--embracing God's plans gives us so many joys.