Think about your life 20, 40, 50 or even 60 years ago. What were your plans? What did you envision for your future? What did you hope to be when you grew up? Did you achieve your hope, or are you doing something with your life that you never imagined?
Peace Pulpit: We have been anointed to carry out the work of Jesus, the work of the ruler guiding and showing others the way.
Five questions for NCR readers, to which I suspect and would wager the answers will be yes -- definitely yes.
A small c catholic: Just a few weeks after the annual Indianapolis 500 race, I am standing in the middle of the track at the finish line.
On the April 11, 2009, episode of "Britain's Got Talent," a middle-aged woman made her way to the stage and said she wanted to sing like one of Britain's most acclaimed stars of musical theater, Elaine Paige. At that, the judges for the contest barely concealed their amusement, and after a few minutes, the audience was whispering their doubts and criticisms. How could this frumpy and unattractive woman set herself forward like this? When asked why she'd waited so long to make her debut, Susan Boyle said she hadn't had the chance before.
Women Today: All over the world, people are celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth on March 28, 1515.
Simply Spirit: Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church witnessed that love is stronger than death, that God's love is greater than human hatred.
Global Sisters Report: Although we have known about an impending climate crisis for some time, we have done little to change our course of direction.
Soul Seeing: I eat a sloppy joe in the community kitchen with my classmate Morrie, bishop of Paris, Kan., then follow him around as he talks with guests.
Mark sets a nearly breathless stage for this Gospel incident. Jesus and the disciples had weathered a great storm, then Jesus cured a demoniac, caused a pig-herd tragedy, and finally returned to Jewish territory from across the sea (Mark 4:35-5:21).