A Reflection on the readings for Daily Mass, June 30, 2016. Amos 7:10-17Psalm 19:8-11The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 9:1-8 When I was younger my grandfather kept telling me not to go down around his garden.   He had this electric fence that he had put in.  He told usContinue Reading

What does it mean to be thankful? That is something that is heavy on my heart the past few days.  As we approach the holiday of Thanksgiving, it is something I think all of us should be thinking about.  Someone challenged me to do this thirty day challenge on Facebook. Continue Reading

This morning during my daily walk I was meditating on the Sorrowful mysteries, one that struck particularly powerfully this morning was the Carrying of the Cross. I began to visualize as I walked and my mind was drawn to one scene in particular, that of Veronica and her veil.  NowContinue Reading

Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!  There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!  Do you think that I have come toContinue Reading

I thought he was gone, This prisoner of war.  In the dark night of the soul A personal Darfur An angry, dark man Seeking for that happy day Tripping down the ladder Falling along the way Thought to be in control Truly tis but a myth With St. Paul I cryContinue Reading

Do you remember Tanya Tucker? I remember her wonderful voice projecting from the speakers of my dodge Daytona. Tonight, the lyrics of one of her songs came back to my mind in a jarring moment of pain. There’s a tree out in the backyard That never has been broken byContinue Reading