July 27, 2022

Remember playing hide and seek as a kid? You could play inside or outside; it was free and great family fun. I always liked playing it outside, especially at dusk. There was an element of suspense and surprise. Today’s gospel is like hide and seek. It is a hidden treasure waiting to be found and […]

July 13, 2022

I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike. What does Jesus mean when he uses the word childlike? Innocent, ingenious, purity, sincerity, and trusting come to mind. I remember in 1961, Hurricane […]

June 22, 2022

We have all heard the saying never judge a book by its cover, yet we do. I admit that I buy wine based on the wine’s name, label, and description. My first impression of people is usually an impression that has worked well for me. Occasionally, I am fooled and find the book was not […]

June 8, 2022

As I write, nineteen children and two teachers were murdered in Uvalde, Texas. Previously, ten people were murdered at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Early this morning, I was awakened by a loud bang, and when I went to investigate, I saw a vehicle had crashed into a neighbor’s tree, and the driver […]

May 25, 2022

I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. Why? Were the disciples simply not the sharpest tools in the shed, or were they overwhelmed with all that Jesus had taught them? Today’s first reading gives us the answer with Paul preaching to the Athenians. He has preached extensively on God […]

May 11, 2022

Easter Sunday, my brother sent my sisters and me a photo from our childhood. It was Easter Sunday, and we were all dressed up for Mass. The photo flooded my mind with memories of the good times we had. We were a united, close-knit, mid-20th century family. We were the focus of our parents, and […]

April 27, 2022

Two images appear in today’s readings. The darkness of jealousy, imprisonment, and the light of Christ that came into the world to eradicate the darkness and save us. Darkness comes into our lives in many ways – anxiety over the pandemic, financial worries, inflation, addictions, war, grief from losses, depression, and sin to name a […]

April 13, 2022

Today is the last day of Lent. It is hard to believe how quickly it has gone by. We begin our Lenten journey with the hope of changing our hearts and transforming ourselves and others through acts of kindness, prayer, and fasting. If we have missed an opportunity, it is never too late. In today’s […]

March 23, 2022

After fifty-three years of a perfect driving record, I received a speeding ticket. I plead no contest, and upon completing a defensive driving course, the offense will be expunged from my record. The course has been eye-opening. There are so many laws, signs, symbols, and colors to observe. When we become distracted, we fudge, sometimes […]

March 9, 2022

“The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.” Do you believe in second chances? I have been going to my hairdresser for over 25 years. There is not much that I do not know about her and her about me. Most women will confirm that a visit to the hairdresser can be […]