The mystery of our salvation in Christ is that it is freely offered: we have the divinely-given capacity to accept or reject. As we enter the Third Week of Advent, we ponder on that mystery, and what can move our stony hearts to accept His offer of love.
We are told that Advent is a time of “active waiting,” which sounds odd. Silence plays a part, but that waiting is more like the Virgin Mary at the Annunciation. This week we ponder how we can incorporate stillness in this time when most of the world is far from...... Read more
Even though this is an appeal for “Giving Tuesday,” I would first like to make it a “thank you” Tuesday, for all your support, both temporal and spiritual. It is not being over-pious to say that your prayer support is critical, both for my ministry,...... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving to all our supporters in the United States! May God bless you and your families. A good word to connect with as we begin Advent this Sunday is “watchfulness.” St. Paul, in a reading we will hear, reminds us that it is time to “wake from sleep.” What might...... Read more
As we head to the end of the liturgical year, the blood is set racing with dire warnings of the “end times.” We tend to feel, if times are particularly tough, at different points in human history, that these are the “end times.” Jesus tells us “the end is not...... Read more