15 February, Wednesday — Talk is cheap

Wednesday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time Gen 8:6-13,20-22Mk 8:22-26 A thanksgiving sacrifice I make to you, O Lord. I feel that God has decoded a mystery to me in the scripture readings today – that there is more than one component to having faith in God. The words of the Responsorial Psalm stuck with... Continue Reading →

9 February, Thursday — One Flesh

Thursday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time Gen 2:18-25Mk 7:24-30 "It is not good that the man should be alone." If you’re ‘doing’ Catechism in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz and me (and 142 million others!), then on Day 23 you heard “NO ONE BUILDS A CHAIR ON THEIR OWN”. That line really resonated... Continue Reading →

4 March, Friday — Sacrifice and Service

Friday after Ash Wednesday Isa 58:1-9Mt 9:14-15 "I am here." Today is the first Friday of the six Fridays of Lent. Day of fasting. Day of sacrifice. In six weeks, it will be Good Friday.  On Friday, 15 April, as you look back, what will this Lent look like? Will this be a/the Lent that transforms you? One that you... Continue Reading →

17 January, Monday — Obedience

17 Jan – Memorial for St. Anthony, abbot Following the death of his parents when he was about 20, St. Anthony (251-356) ensured that his sister completed her education, then sold his house, furniture, and the land he owned, gave the proceeds to the poor, joined the anchorites who lived nearby, and moved into an empty sepulchre.... Continue Reading →

22 August, Sunday – True Love

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Jos 24:1-2,15-18Eph 5:25-32Jn 6:60-69 …Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her… I remember speaking with a colleague years ago about marriage and we were discussing about the challenges that married couples go through. I cannot remember much of this conversation, but I do remember how it ended. “If it... Continue Reading →

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