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PARTICIPATING IN THE JOURNEY CALLED THE WAY OF THE CROSS

I have had a problem with calling this day Good Friday. From my first impression I have to say: So, what’s good about the day that Jesus is crucified. To me it’s always seemed like …

04 / 19 / 19

MAUNDAY THURSDAY

Have you ever had a sore back and really felt like a backrub would be the ticket for you, or have you ever felt like the thing that would really help your disposition and tired …

04 / 18 / 19

PRODIGAL CHILD RETURNS

Our story the Prodigal Son is set in the context of a crowd of people gathering to hear Jesus, and a group of Pharisees and scribes are grumbling about how Jesus welcomes people they consider …

03 / 31 / 19

PILGRIMS AND SOJOURNERS JUST PASSING THROUGH

I know I’m beginning to feel like a Californian (the real thing, the people on the inside, those who have called this place home for a long time, the people who know things about Southern …

03 / 17 / 19

FREE ACCESS INTO GOD’S MOST HOLY PRESENCE

In our first reading Moses came down from Mt. Sinai, and we are told that when he came down from being in the presence of God, his face was so bright that people were afraid …

03 / 03 / 19

WALKING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

Our nation and the universal church have become increasingly polarized and divided; we say mean and hurtful things to each “other” and quit listening to each other. Our gospel passage begins with this: “But I …

02 / 24 / 19

SPEAKING TO LARGE CROWDS OF PEOPLE

Have you ever wondered how large crowds could hear the voice of Jesus? In our reading in Luke, which is referred to as the Sermon on the Plain, and from the harmony account in Matthew, …

02 / 20 / 19

HERE AM I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN ME

What is it about children that give us pause from whatever we are involved in at any time of the day or in whatever situation we are in? When I see a child I get …

02 / 04 / 19

BASKETBALL AND CHURCH ARE INTENDED TO BE TEAM ORIENTED

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation that we and the whole world may perceive the …

01 / 27 / 19

DRAWING WATER FROM THE WELL

“For with you is the well of life, and in your light, we see light”. (Psalm 36:9) Several things about the narrative of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding are remarkable. Jesus’ mother …

01 / 20 / 19