This week of Lent we are led to with Christ and his disciples down a path of growing awareness, one in which each is contributing towards something fully unknown and yet momentous. Perhaps our familiarity with the story deafens us to truly hearing the significance of the words and numbs us to the fear, anxiety… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Stop at Bethany
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Cor. 8-9 I was beginning to wish I had given up chocolate for Lent. Nonetheless, the overachiever that I long to be decided to go for a more challenging endeavor. Couple… Continue reading Failing at Lent?
"It is by the apostolic preaching of the Gospel that the people of God is called together and gathered so that all who belong to this people, sanctified as they are by the Holy Spirit, may offer themselves 'a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God'." Vatican II, Presbyterorum ordinis, 2 With Lent, the word sacrifice… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Saints and Sacrifice
Fair to say that when we remove the unnecessary, that we are more prone to notice the essential. So too, it is in this intentional, purposeful consecration of time and space during Lent, that God's voice can be so clear. Still, as we do not live in isolation, there remains a number of unavoidable interactions… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Lenten Love Notes
Life is full of so many joys, but also ups and downs, twists and turns and at times an all out storm that can bring us to our knees. Our faith, if we choose to embrace it can be that life line that tethers us when tossed about by either our own will or the… Continue reading The Perfect Anchor
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1 A purple sky gradually taking on the coral, rose and gold tones of the break of day, what a spectacular sight to behold. Since I was quite small, I have cherished the soft warmth of a sleepy awakening… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Waking Up to Lent