July 3, 2022
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Tag: Mothers

The Art of Denying One’s Self

The month of May carries the full beauty of Spring and sets aside a special day to celebrate mothers. Mother’s Day. A day of celebration for those who are mothers and grandparents. The joy that comes from standing up to receive a blessing...

A Belated Mother’s Day

My mom, Helen Moyse Borst died on March 11th after battling Alzheimer’s for several years. I never give the year but simply say 3/11 because she died exactly six months before the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She...

A Mother’s Love

One Sunday, a priest began preaching on the topic of love. But then, with great suddenness, he stopped, raised his arm, pointed, and exclaimed: Now there is love! And with all eyes now focused upon a young mother holding and tenderly...

God’s Hands: Firm and Secure

Could our Gospel passage (John 10:27-30) be any shorter on this Fourth Sunday of Easter? Yet, it packs a tremendous amount of comfort for each one of us, even though, perhaps, for different reasons. “No one can take them out of my hand.” “No one can...

Many Voices

The 19th century English novelist, William Thackeray, once noted that “Mother is the name for God on the lips and in the hearts of little children.” From the moment of our birth, mothers are “for us” in ways too numerous to...

The Christian Way

In the Gospel of Mark (10:35-45), James and John had it all wrong. They wanted authority. They wanted to sit at the right hand and left hand of Jesus when the Kingdom of God was established on earth. They wanted to lord it over others. They wanted...

Parenting is Tough Business

In the Gospel of John (6:51-58), Our Lord embarks upon what theologians refer to as The Bread of Life Discourse. Here, Jesus stands within the crowd and begins to teach. Having been sent by the Father, Jesus is caring for the Children of God! By...

Waging a War of Love

Let me offer some reassurance, comfort and solid reasons for hope to those who feel beleaguered by the tyranny of relativism and the relentless bullying of those who consider themselves luminaries of progressive thinking. Before anything else, let...

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