2017-06-25Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 94JER 20:10-13PS 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35ROM 5:12-15MT 10:26-33 What does it mean to deny Christ?  There is, of course, an outright, direct denial of Christ in those who claim God does not exist or that Jesus was just a man, but there is more toContinue Reading

When I was a child I used to love going fishing with my dad.   I remember one particular trip in which we used a net to gather shad to use as ‘live’ bait.  My dad would stand on the front of the boat working patiently to get the netContinue Reading

A Reflection on the Readings for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1Psalm 63Galatians 3:26-29Gospel of Luke 9:18-24 Many years ago a dear friend of mine and his wife lost a child.  It was a heart wrenching experience.  I tried to be there for him, triedContinue Reading

In the early nineties I did a science fair project that got a bit of recognition at the local and state level.   It wasn’t that great a project when I think back on it.  I wrote some software for a computer that generated images based on Fractal Geometry and IteratedContinue Reading

Many years ago, before my spinal fusion, I worked as an electrical foreman.  I helped supervise crews that did the electrical, fire alarms, security systems, etc for moderate size commercial installations.  Everything from Hospitals to Wal-Mart super centers.  One of the things I noticed about some foremen was the tendencyContinue Reading

The readings for tomorrow’s daily Mass are so rich and beautiful that I am not sure I can do them justice with mere words.  There is so much there, so many lessons.  The story of Saint Paul is such a powerful testimony that it should make all of us asContinue Reading

Tomorrow’s readings for daily mass contain a hard message, a challenging message. During Advent it is important that we get those challenges to the way we are walking our faith.  All to often, when we are honest with ourselves, we are failing to walk the walk and talk the talk. Continue Reading