Maybe you’re not feeling very merry this Christmas, in this year of pandemic, economic recession, social unrest, and division. We seem to be social-distancing in more ways than one. Not … Continue Reading Merry Christmas?
“Do not ignore this one fact, beloved,that with the Lord one day is like a thousand yearsand a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8) When I was a … Continue Reading It’s about Time. Advent Week Two
This is going to sound sadder than it really is. In fact, it’s not sad at all. It’s just life. And life is terribly beautiful. When I was a baby, … Continue Reading Flared Teeth and 7 Years of Blogging
God Stuck in My Teeth the sublime shock of knowing I gnaw and gnash the Body of God in my mouth; I swallow Him, digest Him, and even my breath … Continue Reading Holy Communion
I want to read something to you … a reminder that, even in the worst times, it’s good to be here. Concluding my Lenten series, this is an intimate meditation … Continue Reading Way of the Cross
I’ve never felt betrayal, but I have known loss and change. The world in which we live is terribly beautiful: here is where we experience blossoms and sunlight, as well … Continue Reading Ashes
How do you deal with suffering? This is a question that I have been asked more often than usual lately, and there really is no quick answer. Because I’m a … Continue Reading Approaching Lent
Having been sick the week before Christmas, I missed my extended family’s annual Christmas gathering, Midnight Mass, and sleep. Thankfully, I had recently been with those members of my family … Continue Reading Merry Christmas
Did Jesus dream? Yes. While sleeping, images, sensations, and thoughts occur in the minds of humans, and Jesus was fully human. We know that He slept and He woke and … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Dreams
As we enter into the rhythm of the Advent season, let us consider the reasons that we are decorating, cooking, and preparing for great celebration: the coming of God in … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Heart
In this season of Advent, I would like to reflect in a new and more intimate way upon the coming of Christ — God in the flesh — among us … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: DNA
Why is it important for us to give thanks? What is it about gratitude that’s so good? We are told throughout the Bible that we humans must give thanks to … Continue Reading Thanking God & Six Years of Blogging
When a person dies, we may try to comfort the family and friends who are mourning by telling them that the person has gone to a better place. This isn’t … Continue Reading A Better Place?
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
On Easter Sunday, I remembered something: I’m already dead. Why fear death if I’ve already died? That sounds odd, I know, but we Christians believe that Jesus died on the … Continue Reading Christians: The Living Dead
Many of my friends and family members are uncomfortable when talking about matters of faith. I understand, because I used to be like that too. Wait — why am I … Continue Reading Easter: Awkward or Bold