Month: July 2014

The Kingdom Of God Is The Person Of Jesus Christ

Sunday’s Gospel gave several parables on the Kingdom of God. Today’s readings offer a few more such parables. Jesus is not only the ‘key’ to understanding the parables, He IS the Kingdom of God, and in Him, we spread that Kingdom here on earth.  As a new day dawns upon this part of God’s good earth, may the Light of Christ ‘break upon us,’ that we may be led by Christ out of our own darkness and be better capable of bringing light and hope to others. The Kingdom of God is like a treasure […]

Tri-Fecta on North Platte

Three years ago next month, I and Fr. Steve Titus had an incredible day of fishing on the North Platte out of Saratoga.  Thursday, we made the same float once again.  We had the good fortune of having Jeremy as our guide once again.  Half way into the drive over the mountain to our landing, Jeremy asked, “Do you remember the size of that Brown Trout you caught the last time?”  I may have grown the fish by two inches from Jeremy’s recollection.  Evidently, that fish left quite an impression on a number of folks […]

Evolving Theology of Creation & The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

While I’m on retreat, I’ll give a ‘shout out’ to one of the board members for Catholic Rural Life. Dr. Christopher Thompson, a theologian on faculty at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, penned this piece for a recent gathering. While millions of us take advantage of these summer months to travel with family to our national parks and forests, we can take a moment and thank God not only for the extraordinary earth he places before us, but (especially this year) for the vision and courage of our fellow Americans who took […]

Trust In The Lord; Call Upon His Boundless Mercy

Father, all powerful and ever living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks and praise. You never cease to call us to a new and more abundant life. God of love and mercy, you are always ready to forgive; we are sinners, and you invite us to trust in your mercy. Time and time again we broke your covenant, but you did not abandon us. Instead, through your Son, Jesus our Lord, you bound yourself even more closely to the human family by a bond that can never be broken. Now […]

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