Spiritual Reflections: Somehow, poverty can teach people that when you face an unknown and uncontrollable future, you should make everything possible of the moment at hand.
Eco Catholic: Prayer gives us proportion to locate ourselves and our years in the largeness of it all, and we take our portion with utter seriousness.
Soul Seeing: My devout Catholic mother confidently advises prayer and reflection as a means of clarity. It took me a long time to realize what that means.
Spiritual Reflections: God's holiness looks like a never-ending outreach to rebellious humanity, an ongoing invitation to communion, the incarnation of love, no matter the cost.
The Peace Pulpit: God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.
I worry that "checking out," while tempting, is not the answer when so much is at stake. Yet, action takes a toll, and some contemplative tips can come in handy.
Spiritual Reflections: When Jesus interpreted the Mosaic Law, he refused to get lost in juridical minutiae but went to the heart of the matter. Fulfillment of the law is simply a question of love.
The Peace Pulpit: If the reign of God is really going to break forth in its fullness, it will be because of disciples of Jesus who listen to his word and try to follow it.
A small c catholic: The unforgiving reality of my own mortality has been rudely slapping me upside the head in recent weeks. And I'm glad.
Spiritual Reflections: Readings for February 5, 2017, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time