His greatest superpower is his unstoppable prayer
“Shrouds don’t have pockets”
A poem of thanksgiving.
"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"
"Who of us has laughed enough?"
Combining two forms of prayer.
How many years have gone by?
Yes, I really need to apologize for my negative attitudes and my apathy.
We cannot force ourselves to grow quickly or to be better human beings overnight. We have to wait patiently.
The hush of evening hung low interrupted intermittently by an African Jakana wading bird
"He invites us to come apart and rest for a while."
St. René is now looked on as a patron saint of the Deaf.
" There are Old Testament prophets who complained that they were not up to the task. The Lord basically told them to go and do the task."
. . . we fall into a rabbit hole: a situation in which you become so interested in a subject or an activity that you cannot stop trying to find out about it or doing it.(Cambridge Dictionary)
"The images that graced the walls of our parents' and grandparents' walls don't always work for younger people. As a matter of fact, they turn off many people."
Today's poem, by Greg Kennedy, SJ, is something special for the feast day of St. John the Baptist.
"died in Rome in 1591, while nursing people who has been stricken with the plague. He was just 23 years old."
:. . . responding to grace can make us free. Don’t be afraid to bother God with prayers of petition.."
"Let’s be mindful of our fathers, whether living or deceased. It is helpful to call to mind St. Joseph and his role in the life of Jesus"
The Holy Father further calls us to forge a personal and committed relationship with God which at the same time commits us to serving others, and learn to find Jesus in the faces of others, in their voices, in their pleas.
::. . . one of the two gr mandments, which ground every moral norm and as the clearest sign for discerning spiritual growth in response to God’s completely free gift of love. "
"The Jesus of the gospels is the only real historical Jesus” (p. 23)."J
"Does this image affirm you or bring you down? Inspire you or discourage you?"
"As we traveled, I listened to shared stories, and became fully present to people in different settings. I was gradually being drawn into the miracle of life, natural and human."
"If our relationship with the Divine is alive, we’ve probably changed quite often. Hopefully we are moving closer to perfection in God."
"He was so revered that he was canonized less than a year after he died, one of the most quickly canonized saints in the history of the Church."
At the time of our Confirmation, we hear reference to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
"As Pope Francis explained, when we fail to follow God’s will in our lives, “a kind of knot is created deep within us.” These knots take away our peace and serenity. They are dangerous, since many knots can form a tangle which becomes more and more painful and difficult to undo. "
"We have received compassion, and we now bring compassion, as Pope Francis so often bids us."
"Mary’s words show that she was humbled by the fact that God wanted to do such great works through her. Much has been written about the words and images of the Magnificat."
"Prayer is one of the greatest antidotes against our recurring problems. Throughout his life, Jesus continually told the people: “Do not be afraid. Do not be anxious. "
The power of faith revealed!
What is peace? What impact does it have in our daily lives?
"I see l’Arche as Vanier’s act of contrition that lasted more than half a century. Does that wash away the evil he did to his victims? "
"A German saying adds another important aspect to my aging:“Too soon we become old. Too late we become wise."
"she is known as the principal advocate of those with urgent needs and those without work."
Trying to unearth the past - a generation ago.
"Why did Jesus have to make a fuss about testing Peter? Was it to get back at Peter for his threefold denial of the Lord during the Passion narrative?"
"Marie of the Incarnation had the courage and strength to keep saying Yes! to Jesus Christ in all the events of her life."
How a simple dinner invitation can change a person's life.