Today’s homilist for this Second Sunday of Easter borrowed, I believe, from an essay by Ron Rolheiser. In the Gospel, Jesus breathes on his disciples and says to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Fr. Rolheiser asks the question, what does it mean “to live in the Spirit?” In his answer he quotes St. Paul, who … Continue reading Living in the Spirit
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
I return to my annual weekend retreat at Loyola Jesuit Center.
A return to golf, with a greater appreciation for a life well blessed
Honoring veterans who have died during or after their military service
One of the principles of successful blogging is to blog consistently. We don’t have to blog every day or even every week. But whatever frequency we choose, we need to stick to it, as a discipline so that we will blog and to meet the expectations of those who may like our stuff enough to follow … Continue reading Catching up
A minor car accident reveals the good in people and situations.
“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
“The choices we make in our daily lives either push us away from God or draw us more closely to him.” — IgnatianSpirituality.com It’s interesting how the sequence of events can affect your decisions. At my job I receive many promotional emails, usually because I have filled out an online form to receive “free” information. … Continue reading “An eye for an eye”
I have heard it said that it is easy to admire the teachings of Jesus, but it is difficult to follow them. In December I blogged about Aelred R. Rosser, a Catholic priest who wrote books on how to interpret and effectively proclaim Bible readings at Mass on Sundays and on holy days. His message for … Continue reading Revolutionary Christianity