God is Holding Me Up

God is Holding Me Up

In recent weeks we have heard in the gospel readings for Sunday about the importance of faith.  When Jesus visits his home town the gospel writer Mark indicates that Jesus performed few miracles.  Jesus indicates that he was amazed at their lack of faith.  In the...
The Children Cry

The Children Cry

My heart is still heavy as I write this, and words cannot adequately express my sorrow, anger and shame.  Our country has sunk to a new low with the recent immigration crisis – innocent children separated from their families who had illegally crossed our southern...
An Eclipse Story

An Eclipse Story

Last summer, I got caught up in EclipseMania.   It started unremarkably enough at about 12:05 pm in front of Papa Manzo’s most excellent pizza joint in Greenville, Kentucky.   As my friend Eva and I stepped onto the sidewalk outside of Papa Manzo’s, we...
Do Not Worry

Do Not Worry

“Do not worry about life or about your body. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12: 22-26 “Life is marked...
The Gift of Years

The Gift of Years

Recently I was reading a book, The Gift of Years, Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister.  She talks about “meaning,” what are we when we are not what we used to be?  Society has a tendency to measure us by what we do, how much, our roles or positions.  So when...
Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Imagine a gathering in Chicago of thousands of people and 9-12 different countries represented.   What if a profound moving message was being spoken by a few persons from a remote village, how would each person hear  it  in that specific language? We are soon...