The following guest post comes from an Advent Taize service led by my close friend and colleague from Loyola Chicago, Paula Kowalkowski. Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Luke 1:26-38 The idea for this reflection came to me right after the 4th of July – lots of hot… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Present
What does God's promise fulfilled look like to you? In this season of Advent we travel with Mary to visit her elderly cousin Elizabeth. There is both the infinitely salvific promise begun within Mary, a mere 14, but also the one now visible with Elizabeth believed to be well in her 70s. Like Mary, Elizabeth… Continue reading His Promise
Those close to me know the great joy I receive from helping others. And yet time and time again, God has repeatedly shown immense blessings that could only be found through humility and from the depths of my own need. The following modern story is one such instance, that came to mind in reflecting on Mary's… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Be a Witness!
You may have heard the expression that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" and without a doubt this would not be a beloved mantra by most. Yesterday just so happened to be my opportunity to catch up on all the neglected household chores of the week. From the kitchen to the bathrooms, floors and counter tops,… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Cleaning House This Advent
“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me..for when I am weak, then I am strong."2 Cor. 12:9-10 What does it mean to be vulnerable? From its Latin root, this word… Continue reading The Grace of Vulnerability