Jesus says, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” (Lk 12:49). Since we are here to share in the work of the Lord, we have to ask ourselves: how do we get in on this global torching? Continue reading
The easiest thing in the world to do is get caught up in the cesspool that is American politics. As someone who was rescued from the craziness after being there for some time, I would like to propose a new approach. As leaky humans, this approach is not foolproof: no approach is. However, it is important to keep a few important points in mind to avoid the pitfalls of the system. Continue reading
God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gn 1:26). We often think about this in terms of our capacity to create, or to love, or to think and to reason, or our passionate desire for union, be it with another person or with God (and ultimately with God).
God also saw that everything he had made was very good (Gn 1:31). God is all good, and all good is God. The Creator is infinite. His creatures are finite. Because we as His creatures are very good, and we as His creatures are all different from one another, this means that we all reveal some different part of the infinite God, just in our being. Continue reading
The priest who celebrated Mass today at the church I usually attend on weekdays was the parish’s spanish-speaking parochial vicar.
There are priests who are easy to understand, priests who are difficult to understand, and then there is this priest. I’ve been to a few Masses that he celebrated, and he usually uses a small book to help him with his english sermon. For some reason, the book wasn’t working for him today. After a few long breaks of silence (one was about a minute long) and a few labored words, he gave up and moved on with the Mass. Continue reading