Monday, March 6, 2017

The intriguing thing about the mutuality of the Trinity is that the names, roles, and energies are really interchangeable. We don’t want to typecast the Father as the only infinite one, the Son as the only immanent one, or the Spirit as the only intimate one. All is absolutely given to the other and let … [Read more…]

Saturday, March 4, 2017

“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have … [Read more…]

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lent is a time to consciously sacrifice in preparation for the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us. The definition of sacrifice has been distorted – it need not have negative connotations. Sacrifice literally means to “make sacred”. How are we making ourselves sacred in preparation for the passion of Christ?   One commitment I try … [Read more…]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Life doesn’t add up. People don’t add up. And in the rawest moments of honest hurting, God doesn’t add up.- Lysa TerKeurst I know this well through both my sister’s and mother’s deaths.  But there was a constant through all that chaos – God.  Despite feelings of anger, despair, and confusion, God never left my … [Read more…]

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dear friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to gather in vigil and prayer. For this is the Passover of the Lord, in which, by hearing his Word and celebrating his Sacraments, we share … [Read more…]

Friday, March 25, 2016

Ecce Homo by Andrew Hudgins Christ bends, protects his groin. Thorns gouge his forehead, and his legs are stippled with dried blood. The part of us that’s Pilate says, Behold the man. We glare at that bound, lashed, and bloody part of us that’s Christ. We laugh, we howl, we shout. Give us Barabbas, not … [Read more…]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The blessed in your eyes are not those who have everything but those who have nothing. Not the rich in earning but the rich in spending who give their all for you. Your ordinary saints being your hands, feet and words in their ordinary lives, doing extraordinary things for you. The blessed in your eyes … [Read more…]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mystery by Joanne Droppers “The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery.”  I like to solve cryptograms as I prepare for bedtime and when I recently came across this quotation from Albert Schweitzer it got me thinking about the mystery of the Trinity. I pray to the Father in the words … [Read more…]