October 23, 2018

Tag - Love

Thinking About Heaven

I am at the age that every waiting room I sit in makes me think that this could be God’s Waiting Room. I believe that throughout history most people have believed in a God. And with that necessarily follows certain questions of eschatology…that is...

True Greatness

Our Gospel reading for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time is from Mark (9:30-37), and it follows immediately after the story of the Transfiguration. That incident was a very moving and awesome experience for the apostles. They were enthusiastic about...

Boris’ Cow

I have a candidate for the Most Memorable Character column in the Readers’ Digest. I am talking about Boris, a Russian cab driver from my local company. He is one of the funniest and most charming drivers I have ever had. Several years ago, he asked...

The Slow Path to Genuine Love

This is the title I would give to God’s lesson from the readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35). It is the path on which He wishes to walk with us. For most women, perhaps the most agonizing...

A Gentle Breeze

Cardinal Basil Hume, O.S.B., once remarked: “There is a gentle breeze if we can but catch it, which blows all the time to help us on our journey through life to our final destination. That breeze is the Holy Spirit. But the wind cannot be caught or...

Get a Life!

We all must have heard the phrase, popular years ago: “get a life!” It was said to people who were reclusive; who did not like to or could not socialize; had few or no friends and who were virtually unknown. In that context, acquaintances, friends...

The Price He Paid for Us

Once there was a little orphaned boy who lived with his grandmother; everyone in town knew and loved him. One night tragedy struck: the house caught on fire, and the grandmother was overcome by smoke. A crowd gathered outside, and they could hear...

Following Jesus

In the past, I ministered at one of the prisons in Michigan. In that experience, I learned that there are basically two types of inmates. There are those who will benefit from the experience, take advantage of the counseling opportunities that are...

Acting as Children of the Light

To use a cliché we could say that the world and the Church so differ from each other as night and day. This analogy is intentional and revealing because it is first used by Christ who is the Light that shines in the darkness of the world. It is also...