Month: December 2014

Hubris of Hearts Swept Clean by Holy Spirit

It is so easy in this world to have hearts cluttered by superficial and transient things. Human hearts easily become like the ruins of ancient cities, covered over by centuries of debris, only to be discovered after much excavation.  Advent is a time to prepare for the coming of the Lord by clearing the hubris of heart that leads to so much confusion and discontent.  Advent is a time to let in the Light of Christ that the darkness may be scattered. Today record high temperatures allowed me to wash windows.  That must have been […]

Pilgrimage of Faith Wearisome at Times, But Our God is Our Strength

Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”  (Matthew 11:28-30) The call of God in every life is to love.  Those who truly love know that it comes not only with great reward, but with a cost as well.  It takes great energy to enter into the life of […]

Comfort My People

Today is a day of Thanksgiving as I celebrate the 5th anniversary of my ordination as a bishop.  The words come to mind of  Blessed Mother’s response to Elizabeth upon hearing the words: “And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”  My own heart is so full of gratitude to God: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”  (Luke 1 43, 46-47) Today’s readings could not have better captured the joy and responsibility it is to be a […]

God’s Immeasurable Love on Display in the Immaculate Conception

On this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, we celebrate the mystery and magnificence of God. With great love, God created all things, the culmination being the creation of man and woman in his own image. Imagine our dignity, being created in the image and likeness of God, for relationship with God, for sharing in the Divine Life Itself! This is the beauty and the dignity of the human person, our communion with God. But when sin entered into God’s plan for creation, it diminished the human person and dimmed the brilliance of life because sin […]

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