Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Spirit Of Christmas

Jesus said to the Jews: “John was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light.” ~ John 5:35 Last night was the school Christmas party at Saint Clare. We were among the … Continue reading

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Jesus said to John’s disciples in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news … Continue reading

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He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of … Continue reading

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The Universe And The Christmas Story

Jesus said to the crowds: “John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a … Continue reading

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Mary’s Fiat

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” ~ Luke 1:38 Mary’s ‘Fiat’ is the fulcrum of history It is the pivot that changes humanity By agreeing to … Continue reading

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Taking My Yoke And Carrying My Burden

Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you … Continue reading

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The Little Ones

Jesus said to his disciples: “It is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.” ~ Matthew 18:12-14 I am but a clump of dust in the vastness of the universe. But that … Continue reading

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Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, “What are you thinking in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son … Continue reading

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Raison d’être

When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance. And do … Continue reading

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Proclaiming The Gospel

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. ~ Matthew 9:35 Today we attended the funeral mass of a good friend whose son … Continue reading

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