I, someone with a progressive disease, disabled since infancy and gravely dependent on others, have been told to offer up my sufferings to God, so that He will make something … Continue Reading The Whole Offering
Something happened to me while I was wearing my mask at Mass this past Sunday. First, I would just like to state that, through this particular reflection, it’s not my … Continue Reading Beneath the Sacramental Veil
Are Christianity and the theory of evolution in contradiction to one another? Right now, I’m taking an online enrichment course* that explores this question, along with the bigger question of … Continue Reading God and Evolution?
Flesh. What is flesh? Organic cells forming bones, muscles, organs, nerves, blood, skin. The flesh of animals, fur covered, which dwell in forests and fields. The flesh of fish, wet … Continue Reading Body and Soul
My poor classmates. Before writing my final assignment for the online course I’m taking on ecclesiology, I decided to write a kind of summation of what I had learned. Then, … Continue Reading Always and Everywhere
I’m physically drained this week, so not only is my assignment for my online class late, but it is also a little cheap. And since my recent posts have been … Continue Reading To the Rescue
I’ve never been such a lousy student. I’m skating through an online enrichment course that I’m taking, just doing the bare minimum of reading and participation required. Is this how … Continue Reading The Best Gifts
Continuing my six-week online course on ecclesiology, the study of the Church, my post this week is my assignment for unit two on worship. Before I get to that, I … Continue Reading True Life
I’m currently taking an online course on ecclesiology, the study of the Church. Each week of the course, I will be posting one of my assignments here. This first unit … Continue Reading A Love Story
What is love? Well, that’s a question and a half, isn’t it? “All you need is love.” “Love is a battlefield.” “Looking for love in all the wrong places.” “What’s … Continue Reading What Is Love?
We’ve past the midpoint of Lent! This makes some people happy, but, I enjoy the Lenten season and am always reluctant to have it end so quickly. Maybe you’re thinking … Continue Reading What Is the Soul?
Lent is a good time to get back to basics, to the essentials. (Actually, anytime is a good time for that.) So, I’m sharing some words on the very basics … Continue Reading Who Is God?
A friend told me fairly recently that she thinks of me when she reads Colossians 1:24. Yes, I admit, I had to look it up… “Now I rejoice in my … Continue Reading On Redemptive Suffering
As I was heading out of church, I knew. I am healed. It didn’t come like a bolt out of the blue or a disembodied voice, or like some televangelist … Continue Reading Good News
One Christmas Eve, after placing a small figure of baby Jesus in its resin manger at our house, my then 4 or 5-year-old nephew asked, “But… is he… alive?” So … Continue Reading Christmas Cycle
God loves what God creates – every person is beautiful in the eyes of God, both body and soul. What if we saw each other the way God sees us?