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
To paraphrase the great Hall of Famer, Yogi Berra, "it was getting late early." This is what I felt this morning as the sun rose from above the neighboring homes and the full, plentiful trees. Shea, my almost 3-year old daughter, was cuddled in my arms, resting her recently opened eyes against my chest. The… Continue reading Living in the Moment with Gratitude
Jesus tells His followers to "become like children" to enter the Kingdom of God (MT18:1-9). Too often, we see God's Kingdom as this great destination that is yet to come. While this is true, the Kingdom is also achievable now. Jesus tell us so in Mark's Gospel (1:14-15) that the Kingdom is at hand as… Continue reading Become Like Children
As I cracked open a can of beer from a local brewery yesterday, I noticed that the refreshment was surprisingly warm. The culprit was a broken fridge. Fortunate to have a vacant apartment across the hall to temporarily store our perishable items, I spent the next twenty minutes transporting these items to safety. This presented… Continue reading BROKEN