It is fitting that, on the Sunday after Christmas, we should commemorate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This feast day reminds us of an important reality: Jesus was born into a family. Our Lord, like every human person, was not merely an isolated individual. God has willed that new human life should […]Read more "The Holy Family: Our Model and Guide"
Two weeks in a row now, the Gospel has ended with this haunting phrase, “Whoever has ears ought to hear.” So what are we supposed to hear? Each of the past two weeks we have heard a long and complicated parable in which our Lord explains what the Kingdom of Heaven is all about. Last […]Read more "God only needs a little seed"
Our Lord has given us a mandate: what we have heard here, whispered among believers, we are to go out and proclaim on the housetops, to announce to the world. This mandate is not just given to missionaries or priests; it is for everyone. Each one of us, baptized as sons and daughters of God, […]Read more "Proclaim from the Housetops"
“I guess you have to just make a leap of faith.” How often have we found ourselves saying or hearing these words, or something like them? Faith, to most of us, is the act you have to make when you just cannot understand, when rational thought fails to give an explanation. It seems a blind […]Read more "Seeing is Not Believing"