July 4, 2017 GN 19:15-29 PS 26:2-3, 9-10, 11-12 MT 8:23-27 It’s easy to fall back into old habits.   Especially when you get with friends from long ago or people you used to work with.  As a former construction foreman, I know all too well how the mind can makeContinue Reading

July 5, 2017 Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 379 GN 21:5, 8-20A PS 34:7-8, 10-11, 12-13 MT 8:28-34 Luigi Alois Gillarduzzi Hagar und Ismael in der Wüste 1851 It is interesting how we each react in a different way to God’s presence in our life.  SometimesContinue Reading

June 30, 2017 Lectionary: 375 GN 17:1, 9-10, 15-22 PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 MT 8:1-4 Our culture seems to be obsessed with the living dead.  We are bombarded with media that include sparkling vampires, lovable ogres, and even battles with the “Walking Dead.”   I can’t help but wonder if partContinue Reading

2017-06-28Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and MartyrLectionary: 373GN 15:1-12, 17-18PS 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9MT 7:15-20 The saying goes: “Hindsight is 20/20.”  We cannot see the future as well as we can the past.   Abraham here is going on trust alone as God Himself passes through the animals which haveContinue Reading

June 16, 2017Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 3632 COR 4:7-15PS 116:10-11, 15-16, 17-18MT 5:27-32 Someone made a comment the other day about not needing to bring a sacrifice to the altar, and in a way that’s entirely true.   Jesus Christ died on the cross for us.Continue Reading

The eldest of four is moving out today.   She ventures into the world to experience it from a different perspective.   I remember doing the same thing shortly before my eighteenth birthday, though I did not move very far away at that point.   Like my parents, I’ve triedContinue Reading

I’ve told this story before.  The story of sitting on the riverbank of the Mississippi at the White House in Saint Louis, Missouri.   How that the sun was shinning, the birds singing, the river flowing it’s long easy strides.   That I was sitting there meditating on being thankful and howContinue Reading