The Holy Spirit in Ordinary Time

Monday, June 5th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Using an admirable economy of language, the author of a poem about the Holy Spirit says, “In you, O Spirit of God, we move and live and find our rest.” As we move from the Easter season into the time ...

Not So Fast

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 Posted in writing | 1 Comment »

At the time of Jesus' ascension to heaven, he took his disciples outside Jerusalem to a nearby hill, where he left them with one instruction: Go back into the city and wait for the Holy Spirit. If I'd been there ...

Time for Review

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

At the high school where I work, this is the time of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and semester tests. As students have been busy reviewing what they have learned, I found myself thinking that, as the Easter season draws ...

Free to Follow

Sunday, October 14th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

We’ve all heard about the rich young man who came to Jesus filled with a generous spirit but went away sad. Actually, only Matthew says he was young; Luke says he was a “ruler” and Mark says only that he ...

Pentecost, 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The New Testament has two stories of the coming of the Spirit, one in the gospel of John, the other in the Acts of the Apostles. In their details, the stories differ on when the event took place, who was ...