This year people around the world ushered in yet another new year. We said farewell to the year that had past and welcomed the new year to come, and as always it was done with gusto and celebration. I think one of the reasons we as a culture are so exuberant about a new year ahead is...Read More
Some might say that the monk’s life is one of a perpetual Lent. I am inclined to see it more of a perpetual Advent – a way of life that is about anticipating the coming of the Reality of God in Christ, each day, every day. It’s a life that...Read More
I’m a writer. I also read a lot. So words are important in my life, and I am aware of the beauty and power that words can carry. As most of us are surely aware, words have the power to raise people up but they also have the power to tear someone down. So...Read More
Today I am going to preach on righteousness – it is a word in both of the readings today – in the gospel message form Matthew and Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. But before that, I want to tell a joke.Read More
It’s such a beautiful experience when you feel like God is speaking directly to you.
If you have a relationship with God, then you are aware that God can speak to us in many ways – through the Bible and other literature, poetry, friends, prayer, music, etc. One great way to deepen your relationship with God through Scripture is via the practice of Lectio Divina.Read More
We live in a competitive world. We live in a culture that all too often encourages separation rather than unity. It is the language of the Pharisee that says: “Thank God I’m not like that person - the criminal, the alcoholic or the drug addict, the gay person, the homeless person…the sinner!”Read More