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In today’s Gospel from Mark 1:21 we read: Jesus came to Capernaum with his followers, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. I lived most of my […]

Authority


I was praying over this reading from St. Paul yesterday in adoration and this part of the second reading stood out for me. It felt good thinking about how, as a gentile, I am now a coheir in the Kingdom of Heaven. This is the feast of the Epiphany of […]

All Are Welcome?


Driving to work this morning, I was noticing the clouds. It was very overcast and looked like it could rain. What really caught my attention, though, was that I could see above some of the clouds the blue sky. The underside of the clouds were dark and foreboding contrasted by […]

Cloudy With A Chance of Grace



Merry Christmas. Over the holidays some of my children were watching a show called Once Upon A Time.  The show is set in a town called Storybrook. It is a town full of people that don’t really know how they got there. The premise is that they are all fairy […]

Once Upon A Time


The new Star Wars movie, Episode 7, is about to come out. There is a great excitement, anticipation and expectation for this movie. I remember the excitement over the original Star Wars back in 1977, waiting in line forever just to get tickets. Episode 7 is set 30 years in […]

The Force Awakens


What a joy it would be to be totally satisfied, content with my situation in life; my possessions, my status, my job, and my family. In today’s Gospel from Matthew 11:16-19 Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in […]

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction



I was out walking this morning and my mind went to fishing. I haven’t been fishing in over two years. I enjoy it but I am not in any way an avid fisherman. I was taken back in thought to my childhood. Memories of fishing trips with my dad. My dad […]

Fishing


In a recent conversation with a priest, I expressed how I was ready to start living my vocation. Which in my mind meant have a job, be married, and have kids the whole thing. I also shared with him that while being in Guatemala, I have seen many people living […]

Vocation Not Location