There is this overwhelmingly powerful scene in the Fellowship of the Rings in which Galadriel is tempted.  Galadriel is already a powerful figure with great magic and power.   The ring though would make her even stronger, so powerful in fact she could control the entire realm.  She has thisContinue Reading

When I first got out on my own life was pretty good.   I was working a job at minimum wage.  I had my own place.  My own car.  I had a phone, internet, and food in the fridge.  Then I got a job making twenty five dollars a dayContinue Reading

A reflection on the readings for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary time, June 03, 2016. Isaiah 66:10-14c Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20Galatians 6:14-18The Holy Gospel According to Saint Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Society wants to blur the lines between male and female, man and woman, father and mother, man and wife. TheyContinue Reading

A Reflection on the Readings for June 28, 2016.  The Memorial of St. Irenaeus. Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12Psalm 5The Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew 8:23-27 I used to hang out with this friend of mine after work.  We’d sit around having a few drinks.   He’d then bring out hisContinue Reading

I’m very excited this morning as we begin our pro-life VBS program.  I wanted to get my assignment and blog entry done first thing and get my prayers in early.  I am glad I did.  The first reading for today reminds me that in all things, it is God whoContinue Reading

A man named Pilate posed the question “What is truth?” nearly 2000 years ago.    The irony of asking that question while standing before Truth itself is still echoing in our society today.  Mankind tends to think of himself as the source of truth instead of seeing it as aContinue Reading

Salted with fire.  Jesus uses some interesting words in the Gospel for tomorrow. The image of salt puts us in mind of food.  It reminds us that salt is necessary for life.  It’s also a natural anti-bacterial, a preservative.  It brings out the flavors of the food while at theContinue Reading