Want to Read a Good Book? …He led a life that was a page-turner in the bible, as it began to shine with a new light penetrating, and, eventually, obliterating the darkness. For He came to deal with the sin issue head on; of course, He also came because He loved us…
Father Forgive Them Sometimes I sit and think, “What a great person I am. I pray and meditate every day. I give to my church and support causes I believe in (sometimes). I smile at my neighbors and say good morning… Then I hear a story like Anand Giridharadas’ in today’s TED Talk selection.
Checking in with A Higher Authority Punxsutawney Phil and General Beauregard Lee: should they ever seriously disagree about seasonal changes, they can always revert to the suggestion of Jesus, above,to eventually consult a higher authority, such as THE FARMERS ALMANAC.
Dorothy Day I’ll never forget my first visit to that house. I was in the insurance business at the time and at the suggestion of John Carney who was directing the Passionist Volunteer program, I went there
Liability or Gift one person’s liability is another person’s advantage. Is it all in the eye of the beholder? Or is it in the heart of any individual, where we know that the Spirit of God can dwell? Read Post
To be under-estimated has its own advantages. Not only did Caesar’s heavily-armored legions benefit by being dismissed as a slow-moving military force, so did General Wolfe’s English troops fighting the French forces of General Montcalm during the battle of Quebec,
Our local news ran this story about a former drug addict,Nick Gore who has turned his life around and is now giving back to the community one $1.87 bag at a time. Hope you find it as inspiring as I do and pass it on.
A Path, a Task and a Key believe that everything Jesus claimed about Himself, applies to each and every one of us. It seems clear to me the Father gave Jesus the task to show us the way to travel, a path back to our Father in heaven.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of these United States of America, would seem to support this arrangement of having Ash Wednesday follow Mardi Gras, because he authored the well-known aphorism
Have you ever heard of a company where the cleaning lady is allowed to sit and vote on the Board of Directors? Do companies really need headquarters? What would happen if we asked children to make their own rules at school
Thanks to producer Ken Schmitt, lyricist and singer, Ryan Neal and pianist, Andrew Bontempi for sharing this video of Ryan’s original song, A Solemn Halleluja. Ryan will sing this song as part part of the celebration of the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion today at Saint Stephen’s Parish in Old Hickory Tennessee.
This feast celebrated annually by the Passionist Congregation (Religious men and women, associated Laity), was designed by the founder of the Passionists, St. Paul of the Cross, to provide a setting outside of Holy Week when his Religious would be able to CELEBRATE the saving grace of Christ’s obedience unto death, his Passion, leading to his Resurrection. Now celebrated on the Friday before Ash Wednesday, a homily written for that day by Msgr. Bernard Powers of the Owensboro KY diocese sparked the initiative of Ryan Neal (Nashville TN) to write a song lyric to celebrate this loving surrender of Jesus to the mission he had undertaken.
Why We Honor God
…Or, vice versa, what if we had to abide by constant nighttime, without any trace of daytime. Or, in another scenario, how would we handle nothing but a soupy fog-like atmosphere surrounding us every instant of our lives?…
A Story of Hope
“Reverend, almost all of us in this prison are from about four or five neighborhoods in New York City. It’s like a train that begins in your neighborhood. You get on when you are 9 or 10…”