Your Resurrection

Jesus rose from the dead 2,000 years ago, celebrated by Christians yesterday and again, next Sunday. The lenten preparation of the past month-and-a-half was an invitation to your own transformation, or rather, resurrection. What has changed over the past six weeks? What died within you that needed to end so you can better live? How… Continue reading Your Resurrection

FROM LOSS TO LIFE

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Some days, the wound of loss re-opens. Today was one of those days for me. I felt, and still feel, great loss today. I feel it on two different fronts. The first is in the loss of my friend. The second is in the Church… Continue reading FROM LOSS TO LIFE

THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD

Look at this photo. My daughter, almost 2, marveled at the real fish and sharks at the Philadelphia Aquarium this past week. This picture captures her amazement beneath the artistic interpretation of swimming fish between exhibits. I am struck by her eyes. They are filled with joy. They are seeking, striving, reaching. Her imagination is… Continue reading THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD

HANDS

In anticipation of Father's Day this Sunday, I am sharing a series of reflections on my new journey of fatherhood. This reflection was written in late January 2017.   These little fingers, only 16 weeks old. Grasping on to my one finger, just a tad older at 1,913 weeks. This small hand, grasping on with… Continue reading HANDS

MORE THAN FOLDING CHAIRS

What do folding chairs have to do with youth ministry? In some parishes, it is everything. In my experience in ministering in, and consulting with, multiple parishes, and in talking with young people for over two decades,there is a temptation to involve the younger members of the faith community by inviting them to fold chairs,… Continue reading MORE THAN FOLDING CHAIRS

DAD or D’OH

Most Americans would argue that although they love television, they recognize that not all of the images and words portrayed through their flat screen are good for the soul. We appropriately respond with disgust when a minority group is misrepresented, but what about dad's. As Father's Day approaches, it is an opportunity for us to… Continue reading DAD or D’OH