If You Love Me

This week, I have been perplexed. This has been one of those weeks for me that seems to have dragged by in the moment but in reality, it has flown. In that space taking a moment to read and reflect usually help center me. This week was a bit different. For once I was not … Read more

The Voice of Jesus

The Fourth Sunday in Easter is traditionally Good Shepherd Sunday. It is the Sunday, in which we have readings about sheep. And In year A we get the famous Psalm that is probably the first bit of scripture we all learn in Sunday School early on, The Lord is My Shepherd. But this year it … Read more

Restoration

This Sunday we read about the restoration of Peter after his denial of Jesus on Good Friday. So many times in the past I have failed to be the best example of the Christ to those around me. And for those that I have hurt, I can only give you my sincere apologies and my … Read more

The Real Power of Divine Mercy

This week is Divine Mercy Sunday. This Sunday is commemorating the visions of St. Faustina in Poland and following the command that Jesus gave her. To establish a chaplet for the intercession of mercy for all. The fact that the commemoration occurs on the second Sunday in Easter is no mere coincidence. This Sunday typically … Read more

The Real Sacrifice

This week in our readings we start to see a shift in our Lenten journey. Before last week, the lectionary has us looking at our lives, inwardly looking at our own conscious, and focusing on preparing ourselves for the sacrifice of Good Friday. Most of the events in these passages are in the first year … Read more

Obedience as a Call

As I read the readings for this Sunday and reflect, the thing that sticks out to me most is Moses and his willingness to listen to God. When we think of Moses we think of this staunch figure that stood up to Pharaoh, that warned him of the plagues to come, and ultimately that warned … Read more

The Franciscan Path during Lent

Through Lent we are looking at how the Lenten season reflects the calling of our Franciscan charism. Many people think that living as a Franciscan means being surrounded by animals. While Saint Francis was a huge animal lover and one of the first environmentalist, that was not his entire call. In fact, his call was … Read more

Change is coming!

Change is often seen as a bad thing in our society today. And Lord knows, we have seen a lot of change over the past couple of years. We have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced us to change almost everything about our daily lives. And our churches have been hard hit by … Read more