"Saint Paul reminds us today to rekindle the gift of God that is within you"
" . . . our response to the challenges posed by contemporary migration can be summed up in four verbs: welcome, protect, promote and integrate."
This is the tenth in a series ongoing journal entries.
This is the ninth entry in an orgoing journal. Today - Stockholm
The eighth in an ongoing series of journal entries.
The seventh of an ongoing series of entries - now in Norway.
" In this sort of environment, who would trust the servant leader who calls upon us to sacrifice, to deny ourselves and to “take up our cross and follow”? Instead, we (increasingly despairingly) follow demagogues, charlatans and snake-oil salespeople." "
The sixth in a series of journal entries.
The fifth in a series of ongoing journal entries.
"There is no immediate, or even distant likelihood of my ever personally contemplating Rembrandt’s masterpiece but it comforts me now that I understand and appreciate so much more the true forgiveness of Our Father for all of us."
The fourth in a series of journal entries.
The third in a series of journal entries.
The second in a series of journal entries.
The first in a series of journal entries from a very special pilgrimage.
"We have to make choices about how we use our limited time and energy. On this Feast of Saint Ignatius, let us pray for the grace to be discerning and selective in our choices, both the everyday choices, but also the major choices in life."
"People in need and with great desires can be persistent. God can also be persistent. Some people use the phrase the hound of heaven to describe the way in which God continues to pursue us"
"I knew that we would be fine not on our own strength but because God was with us… to lead us, to test us, and to teach us—and that most certainly is what occurred."