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Archive - April 2011

Authenticity

Authenticity

“Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.” Coming from the Midwest, this phrase from Christ deeply resonates with me. I constantly heard expressions like these...

Christian Texting

Christian Texting

Folks in Kenya exchanged thousands of Easter greetings over the past weekend, according to a report by Ecumenical News International (ENI). What is a bit unusual is that these greetings were text messages send via mobile phones. “The phones are...

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

As we settled into classes here in Rome I had a “déjà vu” experience. Or, more properly, a brother reminded me that we were both having one. Once again, I was in charge of cleaning the bathrooms each day he was my sidekick. It was déjà vu because 9...

Take comfort

Take comfort

“Jesus said to the paralytic, ‘Take comfort, my child, your sins are forgiven.”  Mt 9: 2       We take such good care of our body, but what is the condition of our soul?  Jesus focused on curing the paralytic’s soul, before...

A Heart of Beatitudes

A Heart of Beatitudes

Last summer, I had the opportunity spend a day at Six Flags, something I’d never thought I would do in my consecrated life!   At one point, we rode an intense roller coaster called the “Raging Bull”.  (The name fits the ride)  Fearful and full of...