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This is something I'm not sure of and confused about. So about 3 years after my wife passed I started hanging around someone I met through work. We didn't work together but worked for the same…Continue
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Happy Father's Day everyone! I hope you were able to enjoy the day with your families.
The Mass readings for Father's Day were perfect. In the first reading, David gets a message from God through the prophet Nathan for taking Bathsheba as his own and then killing her husband Uriah the Hittite. What does he get? Forgiven. In Luke's gospel, Jesus is having dinner with a Pharisee when a sinful woman comes in, interrupts the party, anoints Jesus, kisses his feet, cries and dry's his feet…Continue
Today in Mass, the gospel reading was Luke 7:11-17. It's the story of the widow in Nain whose son had died. Jesus was moved with pity and told her, "Do not weep." Then he stepped forward, touched the coffin and said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!" And so he did. Then Jesus gave him to his mother. The gospel says that "fear seized them all."
Happy Holy Week!
As I head off to Chicago for my son's graduation from boot camp, I had to write a quick note about this wonderful spiritual week. In a recent session I had with my spiritual director I talked about being away for Holy Week. I didn't realize how important it was for me to…Continue
On Monday we sent 18 year old Matthew off to Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL. We had a large gathering on Saturday of family and friends to send him off. It was a great celebration for a great kid.
I wasn't prepared for the emotions that would rise up in me as a result. After having dinner with him Monday night and taking him back to the hotel where all the recruits were staying, he was very somber. I knew he was tired but somber I wasn't expecting. We texted that night a…Continue