Community, Reconciliation, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting:Necessary and Indispensable

"Three things are necessary for everyone: truth of faith which brings understanding, love of Christ which brings compassion, and endurance of hope which brings perseverance. "  St. Bonaventure Given the recent turmoil in the church, these last few weeks have been challenging to say the least. Conversations ensued revolving around what hasn't been done, what… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:Necessary and Indispensable

Community, St. Paul, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: The Pauline Church

The difficulties that each Pauline church faced, in the early Christianity, remind us of the challenges that our churches face even today. In these two communities, we see both struggles over authority and teaching from within and social pressures for conformity from without. Upon Paul’s return to the region of Galatia, one of the most… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Pauline Church

Community, Dialogue, Reconciliation, Uncategorized

Necessary and Indispensable

"Three things are necessary for everyone: truth of faith which brings understanding, love of Christ which brings compassion, and endurance of hope which brings perseverance. "  St. Bonaventure Given the recent turmoil in the church, these last few weeks have been challenging to say the least. Conversations ensued revolving around what hasn't been done, what… Continue reading Necessary and Indispensable

Community, St. Paul

The Pauline Church: Lessons for Today

The difficulties that each Pauline church faced, in the early Christianity, remind us of the challenges that our churches face even today. In these two communities, we see both struggles over authority and teaching from within and social pressures for conformity from without. Upon Paul’s return to the region of Galatia, one of the most… Continue reading The Pauline Church: Lessons for Today

#Confirmation, Community, Connections, Sacraments

Our Journey through the Sacraments

The other day I was having a conversation once again with a friend of mine who is the parent of a teen who was now experiencing  a conflict about her daughter's unwillingness to attend church. Her daughter argued that she, "does not need to go to church or receive the sacraments to experience God in her… Continue reading Our Journey through the Sacraments

Community, Scripture Reflection, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: The Body and the Vine

In looking at Paul’s understanding of the church as the body of Christ we see a set of relationships, that of the individual believer to Christ and the believer in community. It is through baptism that both the individual believer accepts salvation through the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, and is joined to the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Body and the Vine

Community, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Gratitude’s Expression

This week I once again had the blessing of sitting round a table with religious leaders from within our community from all different walks of faith and backgrounds. The purpose of our meeting not for the proselytizing or the conversion of one another, but the sharing of grace, and desire to serve and work towards… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Gratitude’s Expression