November 24, 2020
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Driven by Love

If we were asked to come up with a list of those who, according to our assessment, make it to heaven, i.e. a list of the Saints, whom would we include and whom would we leave out? Chances are that our list would be short. It would be limited to...

The Path of Love

The 20th-century Dutch Catholic priest, Fr. Henri Nouwen, noted that “we should pay attention to the people God puts in our path if we want to discern what God is up to in our lives.” How many of us sit in awe and wonder regarding the...

I Give You a New Commandment

The Gospel of John is the one that, more than any other gospel, offers us the way to celebrate adequately and meaningfully our ongoing call to action as missionaries, as people called to unleash the Gospel at least in this part of Southeast Michigan...

Using Petros

About a month ago, I was called a “Francis-Deacon” by a website for the absurdity of saying we should care enough about others to wear a mask in this pandemic. Upon seeing this, I immediately contacted a buddy of mine letting him know that after...

True Love

A woman named Andrea was walking with her husband Steve along a forest road while they were visiting their two children at a summer camp in upstate New York.  Andrea happened to notice something partially hidden in the dirt; she had no idea...

Genuine Love

My favorite depiction of Jesus on the cross is the one with arms perfectly horizontal, as to embrace the whole world. Our readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time illustrate the fact that God the Father wishes to include every single person in...

May We Know That We are Loved

A man I know once told me the story of a time in his life when his once-thriving business began to decline. As more companies moved into his small town, competition increased, and his sales began to suffer. Not surprisingly, this caused him to make...

My Child, Are You Ok?

They say that life is full of surprises! I never dare to contest that for a single second! Yes! Life is surely full of surprises! Life experiences constantly bear witness to this. Some time ago I had an experience which made me wonder how things in...