December 15, 2018

Tag - Gifts

Playing Your Part

About a month ago I went to enjoy a drink after work with a colleague of mine. I particularly looked forward to this afternoon, as it was with one of the most respected members of our school’s faculty. As our conversation began, the topic alternated...

Come, Share in My Feast

Once there was a doctor who was known for being both a kind and caring person and a very competent physician. Over the years he became well-off financially, and was able to afford nice things, including fine clothing, but twice a year he wore a...

In God’s Locker Room

In January of 2013, there were two funerals, almost at the same time, of men I had known briefly in this life. One was Stan the Man Musial who died on the 19th. His funeral approximated that of kings, queens and powerful heads of state. Everyone who...

God Entrusts Many Gifts To Us

Once upon a time there was a good and wise king, much loved by his people and truly concerned for their well-being. One day he called together his three daughters and said, “I wish to go off and spend much time in prayer and learn more about God; in...

God Has Offered Us A Priceless Gift

Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, which traditionally is the 12th day of Christmas, or January 6th.  It has been said that Christmas made love visible.  The feast of Epiphany tells us that the love that was made visible at Christmas is...

The Gift Of Our Heart

The Gospel of Mark (12:38-44) presents us with one of the most well-known women in the New Testament. To me, she is unforgettable. So I want to share with you four stories about some women of our times, women of deep faith… like the woman in Mark’s...

A Gift Too Precious To Squander

When I was about four or five, my mother announced one day that she was going to the store and intended to buy, among other things, a new toy for me to play with.  For some reason—I don’t remember what—I didn’t want it.  I wasn’t being polite; I was...