Jesus calms the storm

A friend of mine who is very spiritual by nature has a personal license plate that reads "B-STILL." He knows we must quiet ourselves to hear what God is saying to us. In today's Gospel (Mark 4:35-41), when a storm threatens to sink their boat, Jesus' disciples wake him for help. Jesus tells the sea, … Continue reading Jesus calms the storm

Where there is hatred, let me sow love

Today the news media announced that Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. Whoever you voted for, these words seem appropriate: "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there … Continue reading Where there is hatred, let me sow love

A Tale of Two Easters

Last Easter, in April 2017, my wife and I spent the weekend with our youngest child in Boston, Mass., where she resided until last month. That Sunday morning I woke up first and sat facing the front windows of our daughter’s studio apartment, reading Margaret Silf’s book “Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality.” (Actually, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Easters

Dazzling white

“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.” — Matthew 17:2 The Gospel reading from this past Second Sunday of Lent was about the Transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1-9). As John Foley, SJ, explains: “The apostles suddenly behold Jesus with his divinity shining forth. It … Continue reading Dazzling white