In this Vincentian Mindwalk I explore how Vincentians are becoming aware of themelves as a movement rather than just branches of a specific family. People from all walks of life and professions seek to serve the poor and the marginalized wherever they may be and whatever their needs.
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What do we mean when we sing “All are welcome?” In Jesus, God welcomes all of us. Do we do this in memory of Jesus who welcomed even his enemies?
In the Vincentian Mindwalk I offer quotes from a sermon I definitely remember. I hope it whets your appetite enough to view it on YouTube. On the BBC channel alone, it has been viewed over 1.5 million times!
In this Vincentian Mindwalk written on a 9/11 anniversary. I explore a connection between 9/11 as uniting us against our enemies and 9/14 which challenges us to love our enemies.
Getting to know something… or… someone? This is the basic focus of catechetics.
In this Vincentian Mindwalk I explore how the lyrics of a Broadway helped me better understand Catechetical Sunday.
In this Vincentian Mindwalk I explore whether there is an unconscious tendency to think of heaven as something awarded to us if we have enough evidence to convince the judge. Or, do we have a deep-down feeling heaven will be the best family gathering?
Luke, a generation after Jesus, uses Jesus’ stories to help Gentile Christians who faced painful choices. Luke, a Greek speaking outsider himself, wrote primarily to those who, like him, were outsiders to the “in” group. He used Jesus’ own stories to speak to the everyday problems these second-generation followers – rejection from the Pharisees and rejection by their own families.
Most of us think of Labor Day as marking the last hurrah of summer. In this Vincentian Mindwalk I try to reimagine the historic origin of Labor Day… as well as a restful BBQ recorded in the New Testament.
“Pope Francis just won’t stop!” In this Vincentian Mindwalk I share with you what one commentator refers to as 96 hours that reveal changes in the Christian world we grew up in. I refer to 96 hours of August 27-29-30, 2022.
The story of what Jesus did as a dinner guest of a leading Pharisee challenges me to think about it in today’s terms.
In Luke’s retelling the story he speaks to both fellow Gentiles as well as the Jewish people… and also us today.
“Very often it is a holiness found in our next-door neighbors, those who, living in our midst, reflect God’s presence. We might call them “the middle class of holiness”…