Mindwalk: Latest posts and thoughts…

Are You Looking Up… or Around You?

A late 19th-century artist, James Tissot,  graphically posed a question for us today. In his depiction of the Ascension, he asks, “Why do you stand looking up into heaven? (Act 1:11) Instead of looking up to the heavens, should we be looking for Jesus’ footprints around us?

Are Christians “Woke”… Or “Waking Up”?

Today we increasingly hear about being “woke”. In this Vincentian Mindwalk I will try to move beyond any narrow political meanings.

Questioning God’s First Question

“Where are you?” Was God just asking Adam and Eve for directions? Or was God asking a deeper question?
What question is God asking you … and who will help you understand its importance?

Are You Looking Up… or Around You?

Are You Looking Up… or Around You?

A late 19th-century artist, James Tissot,  graphically posed a question for us today. In his depiction of the Ascension, he asks, “Why do you stand looking up into heaven? (Act 1:11) Instead of looking up to the heavens, should we be looking for Jesus’ footprints around us?

Surprised by life!

Surprised by life!

Going back to my childhood I remember different surprises… those that delighted and those that disappointed. The biggest surprise today may be recognizing when and how how God enters our lives!

Do You Do the Dishes?

Do You Do the Dishes?

St. Vincent never expected the amazing changes he brought about in 17th century France. But he did pay attention to little details like “do the dishes!” He teaches us much about how change takes place.

Mother Deafness Is Real!

Mother Deafness Is Real!

Mother deafness is real… and normal. Later in life we remember what our mothers’ taught us. let’s remember what Mary teaches all of us… “Do whatever he tells you!”

About Those Promises…

About Those Promises…

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that the faith required for baptism is not a perfect and mature faith, but a beginning that is called to develop (CCC 1253). Each time we participate in the Eucharist, we join together as a family to renew our commitment to do what Jesus told us to commit our lives to do. what he did … “wash one another’s feet as he washed ours.”