November 19, 2019

Tag - Vision

Where Are We Going?

One of the most famous and influential justices of the U. S. Supreme Court was Oliver Wendell Holmes, who served on the Court for thirty years at the beginning of the 20th century. He was known for his brilliant mind—and also for being rather absent...

What Do We See?

This side of heaven, many of us have been given the gift of five senses to encounter the world. If you can’t remember them, they are: touch, smell, taste, hear, and see. For a moment, however, imagine what life would be like if our first four...

The Real Need Is To Have Vision

It is said that what sells newspapers is bad news. Too often preachers as well focus on all that’s bad in our world. I must confess that I have fallen into that trap myself. And candidates for political office use that device when campaigning...

United In God’s Plan Of Creation

There’s a story about a sailor who was shipwrecked on a beautiful but primitive island in the South Seas. The natives picked him up off the beach, carried him on their shoulders to their village, and placed him on a crude throne. As the man slowly...

Master, I Want To See

Years ago a woman who had been received into the Catholic Church wandered into an Episcopalian church by mistake on a Saturday afternoon a few months later. The Episcopalian, or Anglican church, as it’s called in England, came into existence back in...

On Reclaiming Our Way

Jesus said, Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant, whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. As profound as that statement is, we need to understand exactly what Jesus means when He uses the words servant and...

Leading Us To The Newborn King

This weekend the Church celebrates the feast of the Epiphany. The Gospel that the Church uses at Mass on this feast day is always the same, Matthew 2:1-12.  And obviously this is where we find the story of the Star of Bethlehem and the visit by the...

The World Turned Upside Down

Our generation’s Great Bull Market began on August 12, 1982 and lasted until January 14, 2000. In eighteen years, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved from 776.92 to 11,722.98. In this remarkable age, we saw divided government, deregulation, tax...

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