Change

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Life is filled with endings and new beginnings. We say goodbye to summer and start a new school year, or we leave one job to take another. We change our status from “single” to “married” or move from one neighborhood ...

100% Good News?

Monday, December 8th, 2014 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The Messiah is coming! That's the good news of Advent. But when he comes we can presume things won't stay the same, and that can be a bit unsettling. So, we might ask ourselves, as we prepare for Jesus' coming, ...

The Kingdom Is Like . . .

Friday, June 15th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

When you see that phrase in the gospels, you know that you’ll soon be hearing a parable or being presented with an image. It was Jesus’ favorite way of teaching, and it often left his hearers free to explore and ...

Calls and Changes

Monday, January 16th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Sometimes vocational calls come by hearing a word of command (“Follow me!”). Sometimes they come as a response to one’s curiosity (“Where do you live? . . . Come and see.”) Sometimes they come as promises, as in Christ’s call ...

Good Eats

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Summer is the time for cookouts and barbecues, whether in the backyard, the ballpark parking lot, or on a fire escape with a hibachi. A couple of weeks ago, the Mass readings were about food, too. I’m thinking ...