May 15, 2021
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Pondering Love

“Get up. I myself am also a human being.” There was no way Simon Peter (Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48) would have allowed Cornelius to worship him as a deity. Peter was too aware of his human frailty, of his embarrassing fears, of his triple denial of...

Images of Sacrificial Love

Whenever Jesus wants to convey a difficult spiritual concept, he resorts to timeless images of daily living. Thus, his Words of Life are forever associated with pictures from the life that we live ourselves or with which we are somewhat familiar...

Love is More Powerful than Most People Realize

Out West there was a sheep farmer whose farm was right next to a cattle ranch, and the rancher’s dogs kept coming onto his land and killing his sheep, one or two a month. Several times the sheep farmer respectfully asked his neighbor to keep his...

Love is a Two-Way Street

On Good Friday, we arrive at Calvary. With darkened skies, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (the Synoptic Gospels) note those present: the faithful women; chief priests; scribes and elders; and the two thieves who have been crucified (one...

Sacrificial Love is Learned in the Family

A priest once told me a story of being invited to the home of a young couple shortly after the birth of their newborn baby. Upon arriving at their home, he was greeted by the proud parents and asked if he would like to hold their baby. And, of...

Love of the Father

The source of all miracles is love. All true love comes from God, for God is love. “We have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16 One of the...

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...