October 23, 2018

Tag - Meaning

God Has a Purpose for Each of Us

I have always enjoyed the sport of fishing. I think I was born with a fishing pole in my hand. Imagine that you have gone fishing on a picture perfect summer’s day. The weather is warm. There’s not a cloud in the sky. And you are standing on the...

Naked Moments

At a local restaurant before the end of 2013, we met a young server, a 24-year old woman who had spent the last few years living in New York City. She had gone there to write the great American novel.  She proceeded to tell me about her story, set...

It Won’t Fit into Two Square Yards

Perhaps those words were on the mind of Saint Cyprian as he wrote about those who would store up treasure in “earthly” riches: Their property held them in chains…chains which shackled their courage and choked their faith and hampered their judgment...

Life by the Numbers

Sabermetrics is defined as the science of numbers applied to baseball to determine the relative monetary and athletic relevancy of everyone who has played or is trying to play the game professionally. This new baseball numerical science is the...

Rich in What Matters to God

Speaking as a believer, I think that one of the saddest sights must be an old miser alone, living scantily and meagerly while counting his piles of money in secret. In the Gospel of Luke (12:13-21), we see a man whose father has just died, and who...

Dueling Clowns

French Jean Paul Sartre once defined Hell as other people. I might go him one better and define it as other people just like one’s self. The road to Hell is paved, not with good intentions, but with selfish preferences. People that choose this...

The Third Question

The Sept. 11 attacks, the war in Iraq and the general decline of American cultural life have given many of us cause to revisit our fundamental religious beliefs with a new urgency. Years ago, Robert Fulghum wrote a best seller titled, Everything I...

The Other Twin Towers

The English language is rich in colorful and elaborate metaphors. New York City, “the Big Apple,” lends itself to such literary devices. For 30 years its “twin towers,” loomed powerfully over its financial district until symbolic acts of calculated...

Are We Yoked With Christ?

Most people that we know are carrying heavy burdens these days. Anxieties and fears burden us all, fears about our economy, the cost of food and fuel, their home values and mortgages, what’s happening to our children, terrorism, our national debt...

The Meaning Of Life

This has been a difficult week. We all witnessed the devastating effects from Hurricane Sandy and the impact it had on so many people. A weather disaster of major proportions! Another disaster of major proportions struck the central parts of this...