Month: October 2019

NOW WHAT?

As an immutable part of living, one of the aspects we take for granted is, everything we do has a beginning and an end. Why is that? I just returned from visiting my 99.10 year old Aunt who is a Sister of Providence at…

CHAPTER 4: Entitlements?

Unless you are a person who hs no television and does not know what Google means, you will recognize the sayings: Be All You Can Be, and, The Few. The Proud. A Marine. These statements suggest that, if you belong to the Army or…

TEN REASONS PEOPLE FALL AWAY FROM THE FAITH

I write this because my Lectio Divina this week took me to a place where the Scriptures said even Jesus could not work miracles because of their lack of Faith. What comes first my belief or Faith? Scriptures also teaches us that no one…

The Mystery of Faith

I never learned to read and speak Hebrew. I came close a couple of times. All language is simply learning the words and then applying them so that others can understand what you are saying. I have come to the awareness that there are…

MY GROWTH IN CHRIST JESUS

One of my spiritual directors told me that I needed to keep growing in Christ Jesus every day in order to sustain my faith, hope, and love. Growing can mean many things, but I had a Lectio Divina meditation on it the other day…

THE SHIBBOLETH OF GOOD WORKS

Is there such a thing as a shibboleth of good works? What seems like a mouth full of gummy bears might actually have some importance for contemplative practice. THE TOWER OF BABLE It would be easier to be tossed into the proverbial briar patch…

HEROES AND HEROINES

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS, O.P. When I use the word “saints” (lower case), I refer to a group of people all of whom are baptized with water and the Spirit, those in Heaven, those awaiting purification, and those special persons whom we hold up as…

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