"Once someone said that if, by chance, all the Gospels disappeared from the earth, Christians should be such that, just by looking at their lives, the Gospel could be rewritten." These words were spoken by Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement. It reminds us of the more familiar words, "see how they love one another,"… Continue reading REWRITING THE GOSPELS
Do you worry about the future? Are you scared of what might go wrong, fearful of the "what if's" of life? Do you find yourself thinking of the past? Missing loved ones, regretting choices, glorifying memories? As we look to the past and to the future, we miss the present- we miss God in our… Continue reading Staying in the Present
"Be with me God." In the recent past, when encountering a difficult situation or experience, I would say this silent prayer. However, my evolving spirituality has invited me to say a different prayer: "God, help me remember that you are with me." This distinction is important as it changes how we see God. The first… Continue reading Open My Eyes
My almost 3-year old daughter, Shea, rested in my arms Sunday night. Surrounded by decorations and unwrapped early gifts on our living room floor, her upcoming birthday invited me into a deeper reflection on my little angel. On Friday, we will celebrate her third birthday- 1,095 days since Shea was born. Throughout those blessed roller… Continue reading 1095 Days
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?