This first reading, though written almost three thousand years ago, could be written about the state of the world today.  Spending a few minutes looking through news articles would give someone a dire outlook for the future.   Rumors of famine, shortages, shipping blockages, and backups, all while some companiesContinue Reading

What makes us happy?  Each of us probably has a different answer to that.  If we were asked what a perfect day looked like, there would be many answers around the room.  Some would want to spend time eating with family or talking to loved ones around a campfire.  OthersContinue Reading

The message for today in this parable is a simple one.  Notice I said simple; I didn’t say it was easy.   It shows us that this isn’t a game we are playing.   God has sent an invitation to a table that everyone is welcome to come to.   But just acceptingContinue Reading

It’s easy sometimes to get caught up in the difficulties of this life.  When pain or anguish, loss, and heartache sting, we often begin to wonder: “why me?”  Especially when we are trying to live the Gospel message to the best of our abilities.  Part of the problem with theContinue Reading

“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”  Those are some challenging words.  What do we value most in our life?  Most of us have ready answers, and many will say that our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing.  Our actions though, reveal to usContinue Reading

Pain.  Suffering.  Jeremiah speaks in the first reading this morning about how difficult that can be.  All of us have gone through some sort of trauma.  Some difficult times.  Some of us have experienced a loss that has pierced us to the core of our very soul itself.  Jeremiah seemsContinue Reading

When we come to this parable of the good Samaritan, we often focus on just the people in the story.   We also could look at the location this occurred.  Jesus says the man was going on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho.  During the life of Christ, this road wasContinue Reading