Is Labor Day the last hurrah of summer? The weekend to catch supposedly fantastic sales? A recognition of the dignity of work? It is all that and more!
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Living with the Jesus of Interruptions. – How many times are you interrupted in the middle of your plans? Do you think of interruptions as annoyances … or opportunities encounter a body of Christ?
In Mark’s there are many ordinary we tend to skip over. But they are there for a reason. Mark subtly proposes them as signs of encouragement to the ordinary Christians under attack in Rome.
I have read many thoughtful commentaries on the Our Father. Yet the Holy Father is helping me pray the Our Father as if for the first time.
Jesus was a radical fully committed to doing God’s will. He taught “Love your neighbor (each one) as yourself.” He showed us how radical he was when laid down his life for his brothers and sisters. As he hung on the cross he said “Father, forgive them. They know not what they are doing.”
No matter what era or even whether we went to a catholic school, I suspect the teachers we remember most favorably are the ones who taught us to think.
insights into St. Vincent’s journey may lead us to recognize our own journey’s from looking for good news for ouselves to bringing good news to those on the margins.
Among the many hungers in our lives what are you most hungry for?
Do we really hunger for the coming of God’s kingdom where even now we recognize each and every one of us, no matter how scarred, as our brothers and sisters? “How can this be?
How not to see? The quick answer is to find a pair of rose-colored glasses. … I thought about rose-colored glasses as I read a satire about a tech company that developed digital glasses for rich people to edit out the poor.
I can no longer say, “do this memory of me” without hearing Jesus ak his disciples, “Do you understand?” It becomes an instant examination of the reality of my belief in the real presence of Christ in my brothers and sisters.
We sometimes define contemplation as “A long loving look.” I never thought of God takes a long, loving look at us. God contemplating me… with a long loving look!
Vincent may have started in the rural zip codes in France but he soon began to realize that the spiritual and material poverty he woke up to in Chatillon and Folleville existed also in the zip code of cities like Paris… and beyond.
Renewal of Vincentian spirituality requires movement, changing ideas and new perspectives. Let me point out a few possible movements that might lead us to revitalization of our spiritual tradition: