In our polarized world, everybody wants to change our way of thinking. Does God also want us to change? What change of thinking is God asking… and how would it change how we live?
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Pope Francis writes movingly that we are not only God’s story but that we must also be God’s storytellers… that story as lived in us and in our brothers and sisters. Vincentians accept the special vocation to tell God’s story.
It is the mission of Vincentians to focus on sharing stories of the forgotten and marginalized.
As children, Christmas could not come soon enough. Now it comes and goes in a flash.
In this Vincentian Mindwalk I explore what it meant to wait for the Messiah coming then… and now recognizing Jesus who into our lives everyday.
It’s impossible on the basis of any given experience to accurately assess the true consequence to our lives.
Unless we appreciate the full context of any situation, we can’t know what the result will ultimately be.
Just think of “Good” Friday and Easter Sunday.
For many of my years, “Home for the Holidays” was in the back of most people’s minds come Thanksgiving and Christmas.
In this Vincentian Mindwalk I reflect on a practice that seems to be non-existent. Going to God’s House to give thanks on Thanksgiving.
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” Sometimes it is referred to as “the duck test”.Jesus had his own way of saying it. “By their fruits, you will know them”. As I was thinking about the feast of Christ the King, I wondered how the “duck test” might apply to followers of Christ the King.
Jesus did not found the church as an institution with a slick “Public Relations” plan. He started a movement that developed into the community we know as the early church.
In this Vincentian Mindwalk I explore how this came to be.
Peter Day believes we tends to address “houselessness” (physical needs), rather than homelessness (relational/spiritual/emotional needs).” I knew I needed to explore the distinction between houselessness and homelessness. Here I present these excerpts to see if they resonate with you as well.
Luke found himself in the midst of a major culture clash. In this Vincentian Mindwalk I would like to share with you the Luke I thought I knew. The Luke I have discovered And what it has meant for me.
Catholicism is the lone major religious group in America where both sides of the nation’s political divide are roughly evenly represented. Does Jesus challenge us to love even our opponents?
Changing Clocks! It is an annual ritual in many parts of the world. What happens to those hours lost and hours gained? In this Vincentian Mindwalk I will explore this annual ritual as something of a metaphor for our lives.
Jesus is doing what he always does in the gospels.
What catches his eye and draws his heart are those in most need: those who need forgiveness.
Jesus sees the widow.
You probably know more saints than you think!
In this Vincentian Mindwalk I explore what Pope Francis calls the holiness of the saints next door.