Tag: God


    The second Sunday of Advent introduces John the Baptist. Beyond the locusts and honey, this intriguing figure invites us to consider repentance and preparation for God. St. John’s University, an institution of higher education, with a mission rooted in faith, service, diversity,… Continue Reading “FINALS WEEK: FINDING AND REFLECTING GOD’S LOVE”

To Know God

Around five years ago, I led a group of students on a pilgrimage to Paris and Rome. While in Rome, we had lunch with the Daughters of Charity, a religious community of women who, as one of their website writes, “devote their lives to… Continue Reading “To Know God”

So Much to Learn

  A few years ago, I was away with my wife, Suzie, for a weekend getaway. After a day of exploring, we went to an observatory on the North Fork of Long Island for an opportunity to view the stars from advanced telescopes. I… Continue Reading “So Much to Learn”


What if we looked at death, not as the end, but as something new, something better. One of the challenges that we face in achieving this perspective is our foundation. We do not fully trust, despite the many, many promises of great spiritual minds… Continue Reading “DO NOT BE AFRAID”

Do You Love Me?

  Three times in the Gospel from yesterday’s Catholic Mass (John 21:1-19), Jesus asks Peter: “Do You Love Me? Three times, each time erasing the three denials by Peter before the cock crowed, just weeks before. As I heard this Gospel proclaimed last night,… Continue Reading “Do You Love Me?”

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