June 27, 2019

Tag - Generosity

My Ways Are Not Your Ways

Every three years we are called upon to meditate and to live by the teaching of this strange yet familiar parable (Mt 20:1-16) that flies in the face of distributive justice: i.e., each one should be getting whatever each one deserves. At first, it...

The Abundant Life

“I came so that you might have life, and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) These words spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John are very familiar and very beautiful. The abundant life that Jesus offers sounds very attractive, but this abundant...

Our Sins of Omission

At the beginning of the 7th century, the patriarch or archbishop of Alexandria in Egypt was a very holy man named John.  Today he is known as St. John the Almsgiver because of his extreme generosity to the poor. He came from a rich noble family, and...

The Butterfly Effect

In 1960 a research meteorologist named Edward Lorenz, working on a primitive computer, created a mathematical model of weather and climate conditions; he was hoping to find precise, predictable patterns that would make accurate long- range...

Warming The Heart Of Jesus

In 1994, a few years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian Department of Education invited foreign teachers to come and assist them in Russia. Two American teachers who responded were assigned to teach in a large, government-run orphanage...

The Undying Myth

One of the many exit polls following President Obama’s re-election asked Obama supporters why they rejected Mitt Romney. There were several reasons given, but two of them I found particularly revealing. A large percentage felt that Romney was only...