Jesus went to Bethany to rest. Comforted by friends and by the spiritual space, this was the town where He could refresh, reconnect, and rebuild Himself for the ministry that He would offer to a yearning and divisive world, 2000 years ago. My "Bethany" is the stadium in Flushing. For the majority of my life,… Continue reading My Bethany: a 9/11 reflection
Thank you for your patience. My reflections have been minimal of late as life has been a tad busy. It always is at this time of year. Working in higher education, when the calendar hits mid-August, it is "go time." Our ministry is filled with preparation, engagement, and prayers. It is truly exciting, especially when… Continue reading FINDING GOD IN THE BUSYNESS
Is today the day? There is a dream, a decision, a next step that is stirring in your heart. Will today be the day when you make you move? This decision to enter your heroic journey is as exciting as it is challenging. You may even feel overwhelmed by the task at hand. Whatever you… Continue reading Is Today the Day?
My reflection this morning while driving to the store on an empty Queens street brought me to the concept of trust. I started to consider the media and the talking heads that speak to their base. The subjective take on a story instead of the objective full picture. How every story divides us, distracts us… Continue reading Who Can We Trust?
"Daddy, please make a dinosaur for me," she said while handing me a small, square napkin. "I will try," I said. "But this will be hard to do." With the cutest smile, Shea, my almost three year old daughter responded, "just do your best." I have wrote before that one of my greatest teachers has… Continue reading Do Your Best
What does baseball have to do with spirituality? A number of years ago, during the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York Mets franchise, I attempted to answer this question at a conference presentation on the campus of Hofstra University. As we journey into the "dog days of summer" of another baseball season,… Continue reading Ya Gotta Believe
"The natural habitat for truth is in interpersonal relationships" - Josef Pieper (German Catholic philosopher) It seems to me as if there are four different "types of people." Those who speak and write of peace but their actions with others (in person) are hurtful and apathetic. (example, the person who goes to their place… Continue reading Actions over Words