John 6:16-21 In the gospel, Jesus shatters an expectation and assumption when he comes to his disciples walking on the water. People do not walk on water! In this one gesture, Jesus is teaching us to accept what we deemed impossible. Jesus sets aside preconceived notions about life itself.
St. Catherine of Siena John 6:1-15 Jesus was not only grateful for the small supply of food; he was also generous with it. He shared it with the crowd. And in that act of sharing, it became enough and more than enough. Life always works that way. So very often the ones who have the
John 3:31-36 Loving others is also sharing in God. What we love in others is what is God-like in them. And we love them with what is God-like in us. And what others love in us is what we have of God in us. So, all mutual love is the mutual love of the
John 3:16-215 “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son.” This is a simple direct and complete picture of God. It is God’s gift to us here and now. This is Salvation. St. Paul reminds us It is a simple, direct, and complete picture of God. It is God’s gift to
John 3:7-15 St. John attempts to describe the intangible mystery at the heart of Christianity. Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit, “The wind blows where it wills – you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.” Nicodemus, naturally, does not understand what Jesus is talking about because Jesus is talking
St. Mark Mark 16:15-20 Jesus changes persecutors into proclaimers and doubters into disciples. This is how God works throughout the Scriptures. God takes the nothingness of darkness and chaos and creates a world. In the same way, the Risen Christ makes believers and messengers out of faithless people.
Sunday of Divine Mercy John 20:19-31 My friends, if you are ever going to be a skeptic, be an honest one. Do not be ashamed of your doubts. Jesus never suggested that to follow him we had to quit thinking. Instead, he said: “you will know the truth and the truth will set you
Dear Friends, Alleluia, alleluia! What a great gift is this season of Easter! Some scholars have explained the derivation of the word Easter as the Norse „eostur‟ which meant “the season of the growing sun” or “the season of new birth.” As the Son (and sun) rises from the East on the morning of the
Mark 16:9-15 When we look at our limitations, we can become paralyzed with fear and forget that we have all been called to be evangelists. We spread the good news by serving the most basic material and spiritual needs of others, feeding the hungry, clothing he naked, consoling the grieving, or just giving someone
John 21:1-14 After the trauma of Jerusalem, the beauty of the Galilean hills and lakeshore must have calmed the souls of Peter and the other disciples. The work of lowering and hauling in the nets, the rocking of the boat, quieted their frantic minds. And in that ordinary place doing their ordinary work, Jesus