Frederic Ozanam was a law student at the University of the Sorbonne in the 1830’s. During his time at the university, Frederic started a discussion club composed of Catholics, atheists, and agnostics. They met to discuss the issues of the day and often these meetings turned into lively and heated debates. During one meeting, Frederic … Continue reading How Does It Live Within You?
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Sometimes when I ask one of my children about who they were with or about a classmate at school they answer me with, “You don’t know them.” Apparently, since I do not know him or her personally, I do not need to know … Continue reading Do You Know Him?
Last month (I know I'm a little behind!) we celebrated the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, whose impact on the Church is unmatched. Peter was a fisherman by trade, a simple man lacking a theological education. The accounts of him in the Scripture show him to be somewhat impetuous and lacking a filter between … Continue reading Peter and Paul
(Yes, this is similar to yesterday's post, but this was written months ago. It has a slightly different spin. TEW.) The Road to Emmaus is one of my favorite Gospel stories because it shows a Jesus that is masterful at reaching people. First, when He comes upon those walking on the road, He asks them what … Continue reading An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter 2017
My wife and I had a late work day last week, so I decided to swing by a drive-thru and grab a sandwich for dinner. In front of me was a car with roughly 20 bumper stickers on the back. Some of the stickers didn’t make sense to me, but most of them were related … Continue reading Dinner With Strangers
It’s true with just about everything. Money. Love. Education. Personal Communion. Wait, personal communion? During this Easter Season, we have an opportunity to dig deeper into the meaning of faith. We begin with the reflection on The Road to Emmaus. In a recent post, I mentioned the term "companion" and it’s Latin meaning, "with bread." … Continue reading Personal Communion: You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Easter Sunday 2017 At Easter, we celebrate that Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, conquered death, rose from the dead, and remains very much alive. To the world of non-believers: WHAT!?! It is quite a big reality to swallow. But for the believer, it is a reality that inspires us … Continue reading We are an EASTER PEOPLE!
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 5th Sunday of Lent 2017 When I am driving throughout the United States, I enjoy seeing the billboards that dot the highways speaking for God. A couple of my favorites: “Life is short. Eternity is not. God;” and “Let’s meet at my house this Sunday, before the game. God.” God … Continue reading Do You Need a Sign?
I recall the summer of 1980 when I went to stay with my Grandparents for six weeks. They had a 10-unit apartment building on the Intracoastal in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a very prominent area of town. My plan was to work for my grandfather painting, doing yardwork and basic upkeep. I had calculated the amount … Continue reading Secret Ambition