“Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.  For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter shall pass from the Law, until all is accomplished!” Matthew 5, 17-18   The Mosaic Law was given to the tribes of Israel for a couple of different reasons. TheContinue Reading

Around the year 300, during the reign of Diocletian, we find the martyrdom of our Saint for today.  Lucy was a young woman, with a vow of chastity and virginity.  She was martyred for her faith.  At some point, she lost her eyes in the ordeal.   Thus, she became theContinue Reading

Growing up in the mountains, we didn’t have any streetlights.  There weren’t many neighbors nearby either, so when we would play outside, sometimes it was pitch black.   My uncle bought us this set one time that I’ll never forget.  It was this cheap little walky-talky and flashlight combo.  The littleContinue Reading

Many of you know I didn’t grow up around here.   I grew up in the coalfields of Virginia, spending most of my early years running through the woods and climbing the hills.   My father raised a small arbor of grapes, and I remember hiding under those leaves, stealing the sweetContinue Reading

In today’s readings, we hear this exciting line: Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and pleasing and perfect.   While praying over these readings, I kept being drawnContinue Reading

A friend and I were talking about the movie “Evan Almighty.” In this movie, God has asked Evan to build an ark. Everyone thinks it’s silly and that he is crazy. His wife is at her wit’s end and is struggling with the whole idea. Sitting eating fish at aContinue Reading

I am not big into crowds. Luckily my favorite grocery store is open twenty-four hours so I can do my shopping during the hours most people are curled up on the couch watching T.V. During one such visit I noticed a man and his son also doing some late-night shopping.Continue Reading