November 18, 2019

Tag - Gifts

Pentecost: A Continuing Event

Following the Ascension of Christ into heaven we embark on our quest for God in a new dimension, in a new era. Perhaps it is the other way around. Perhaps we should understand it as God’s coming to us rather than our approach to God. After all, it...

Thankful For God’s Blessings

Over a hundred years ago there was a rural cemetery down South with a number of different types of inscriptions carved on the tombstones.  Some were very elaborate, giving the person’s name and including remarks such as “Beloved Husband, Loving...

Unwrapping the Divine Gift

In today’s world, identification codes and passwords and secret numbers often have an important role.  Many of us can remember our experiences when we were young:  children like to have clubhouses and fortresses, and to allow entry only to those who...

Talents On Loan From God

On this 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, I want to begin by noting that in Jesus’ time among us a talent was a huge amount of money. The coin denominated as a talent was very valuable indeed. For us today we think of talents not as money but as special...

Seeing Life As A Gift

This is an important time of the football season, especially for those high school teams making the playoffs.  Different coaches and teams have their own strategies for preparing for the games and psyching themselves up.  One undefeated high school...

Seeing Life As A Blessing

On October 4th, we celebrate 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 for whom life was a great spiritual gift and...

God-Dreams at My Time of Life

“The Medicine Man says: ‘Hear your own drumbeat. Put your ear to your heart and listen.’” — Blackwolf Does God have a dream for me now? Absolutely! Forever! Sounds strange that I say “forever,” but St. Therese said that she would spend her heaven...

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