August 21, 2019

Tag - Call

We are Blessed, Called, and Sent

A month following my ordination, I was in Chicago and had completed a day of meetings. Having boarded at Union Station, the train began to roll into its six-hour journey back to Michigan. After a couple of hours on the rails, however, I noticed that...

The Lord is Calling

When I was in my mid twenties, I worked in the engineering department of a large company. While I was working there, I became friends with a fellow employee, a young man. This man, in my opinion, was the consummate bachelor. He was good looking...

Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen

Many are invited but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14) Jesus made that statement at the conclusion of His parable in which He describes the Kingdom of Heaven as being like a king who invited many guests to a wedding feast. In that parable, the first...

And Set Us on Our Way

In 2011, The Way, starring Martin Sheen (father) and Emilio Estevez (deceased son), made it to the Silver Screen. In the first scene, a doctor (and lapsed Catholic) is interrupted while playing golf to receive a phone call from a French police...

The God Of The Upset Applecart

As we exit the Christmas season and begin the season of the year, the Church takes us to the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. For the next two weeks we have various accounts of the calling of his closest disciples. This week’s is taken from the...

It Is Never Too Late

It certainly seemed like the workers who spent the entire day in the vineyard had a point. It didn’t seem just for them to receive the same pay as those who worked a few hours. After all, they were out in the sun all day, while those other guys only...

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