Tag: Blessings

May the Lord Grant You Peace

The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let His face shine upon you and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! (Numbers 6:24-25) We have heard these beautiful words at the beginning of each New Year, yet we quickly...

The Gift of Truth

We humans are wonderful creatures, yet we have significant limitations. We can be either in this location or that one, but not in both at once; go up or down the stairs but not in opposite directions at the same time; see as far as our vision...

Forgetting I Already Won

This month I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the University of Mary campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. I don’t know when this particular habit started, but when I travel away from home, I usually buy a lottery ticket in hopes of making my...

Blessings, Woes, and Marriage

Any good comedian will tell you that one of the more humorous subjects is marriage; most people will be amused, and at least half the audience will nod in sympathy or agreement. People like to laugh about the differing perspectives and experiences...

The Lord Showers the Blessings We Need

The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time shed unsettling light on a corner of our heart that we might have left unexplored. Whenever we witness a blatant injustice unfolding before our eyes, our blood boils. “What a disgrace” we shout or...

Challenges Lead to Blessings

Life often involves risks and taking chances; this can be true both in important things and unimportant matters. As an example of something many people regard as important, consider the stock market. Each working day there are billions of...

We Are Richly Blessed

October 4th is the feast of one of the most popular and attractive persons in all history: St. Francis of Assisi. He lived some 800 years ago, and is remembered as a gentle, loving person—and our Holy Father chose to use his name as Pope. St...

Amid Pain and Tragedy, A Blessing

We are all acutely aware of the terrible harm done by the Coronavirus Pandemic to virtually every American—economically, educationally, emotionally, and culturally. But could the virus be, in any sense, a blessing? The immediate reaction...