SURRENDERING TO GOD’S WILL

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary                        We celebrate today the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Luke, in today’s gospel reading, gives an interesting detail in his story. He tells us, “Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste…”             Mary went to Elizabeth, not to have a … Continue reading SURRENDERING TO GOD’S WILL

THREE PERSONS YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

The Most Holy Trinity                    Mitch Albom, author of the best-selling book, Tuesdays with Morrie, has written another book entitled, Five People You Meet in Heaven. The book speculates that when we die, we enter into the perfect happiness and joy of heaven by passing through encounters with five people. These five people might have … Continue reading THREE PERSONS YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

POWER AND AUTHORITY

Saturday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time                          Alexander Woollcott met G.K. Chesterton for lunch at a London restaurant. Chesterton expounded on a variety of philosophical topics, including the relationship between power and authority. “If a rhinoceros were to enter this restaurant now, there is no denying he would have great power here.” “But I should … Continue reading POWER AND AUTHORITY

OPEN OUR EYES

Thursday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time                         Wendell Berry, an American novelist, has suggested that “to treat life as less than a miracle is to give up on it.” Well, today, eagerly, painfully, obediently, Bartimaeus refuses to give up on the miracle called life, the miracle called faith, the miracle called Jesus. He jumps up … Continue reading OPEN OUR EYES