Why Be Generous

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 Posted in writing | No Comments »

This Lent, like every other Lent, the Church encourages us to be generous and kind towards others, reminding us of the obligation to give alms to the needy. After all, we are all brothers and sisters and are all together ...

Lenten Fast

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Our modern culture tries to get us to mistake wants for needs, and we can easily go from wanting something to believing we have to have it. (And, of course, advertising tries to convince us that their particular product is ...

Servant Identity

Monday, February 25th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The first and second Sundays of Lent present two sides of Jesus' commitment to service. The first Sunday of Lent, Jesus was in a deserted place with the devil tempting him to make the world (and even his Father!) ...

Planning Lent

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 Posted in photo, writing | 1 Comment »

Lent begins in a few days, so why not take some time to think about how we wish to “do” Lent this year. For instance, will we give up something this Lent, or will we add something? Will our Lenten ...

The Fruitful Seed

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

At the start of his ministry, Jesus told the story of a farmer who went out to scatter seed in his field. Depending on the soil the seed landed on, there would eventually be a crop. In this story, Jesus ...