September 15, 2020
Search

Tag: Gifts

Building Up Our Spirit-Given Gifts

Pentecost is the birthday of the Church! Its conception had been very quiet: from the side of the first Adam asleep, Eve, the mother of humanity, came forth. From the opened side of Jesus, asleep in death, on mount Calvary, mother Church was...

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...

May the Lord be Generous to You

In an 1894 letter to her newlywed cousin, St. Therese of Lisieux wrote: “I am asking our Lord to be as generous to you as He was to the bridal pair at Cana. May He invariably change the water into wine! I mean, may He prolong His gift of...

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

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 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...