Today is Ash Wednesday, the day that sets the tone for our observance of Lent. Isaiah implores us: return to the Lord with fasting and weeping and mourning – and blow those trumpets! Jesus instructs us to fast, pray and give alms, but be quiet and keep it to ourselves. Continue reading →
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Today we celebrate the feast of St. Blaise, a fourth century bishop and martyr and the patron saint of throat ailments. As legend goes, at his command, a child choking on a fish bone was able to cough it up. On this day, all over the world, our throats are blessed to deliver us from any throat ailments. I have recently begun to see that throat ailments should be considered more broadly. Continue reading →
If you are reading this, please tell me, do you ever have enough time in your life? If you said “yes,” let me know how, please! Our lives are pretty much controlled by time: good time, bad time; time clocks, time cards; day time, night time; wasted time, precious time; and my personal favorite, “free” time, just to name a few. Continue reading →
I saw the latest Star Wars film over the Christmas holiday and loved it. It was entertaining, funny, and exciting and I left the theater feeling really good. This new episode is about the Force coming back to the collective consciousness. The Force awakens in Rey, the new generation heroine, a lonely abandoned orphan girl with special powers, who becomes more awake to the Force within her as the film progresses. She promises to be a continuing presence in this saga. Continue reading →
Since Advent began this liturgical year, we have contemplated Call: our call to God in the voices of the prophets, our yearning to be saved, heard, healed; our pleas for God to “Renew the face of the earth.” With all generations we call God to remember the promises to the people who are God’s own. Continue reading →