“Beloved: Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, Live wisely, Live humbly. It’s the way we live, not the way we talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing […]Read more "A READING FROM THE LETTER OF SAINT JAMES: 3:16 – 4:3. The 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time."
We all seem to have a difficult time in identifying sexual abuse as rape. Rape is an abuse of power – the one in power inflicting him or herself on those without power. Perhaps, those who are in positions of power, feel themselves compelled to act powerfully to feed their own insecurities and to use […]Read more "SEXUAL ABUSE + ABUSE OF POWER = RAPE"
The Church; always reforming. In 1517, Martin Luther started something that became known as the Reformation. However, from the very beginning of human history, we can observe the growth and development or evolution of religious thoughts and structures. As cultures moved and experienced change, religion and spiritual life also underwent transformation. The development of consciousness […]Read more "ECCLESIA: SEMPER REFORMANDA EST"
“When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm There’s a golden sky And sweet silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk […]Read more "YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE (Rogers & Hammerstein)"
“Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ … “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘ Love your friend.’ and its unwritten companion. ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m telling you to love […]Read more "“YOU HAVE HEARD IT SAID –” MATTHEW 5:38"
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known? Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me? Will you leave yourself […]Read more "THE SUMMONS:"