September 19, 2018

In the early 70's I joined a Catholic charismatic prayer group in a nearby town.  I was the Pastor of an Episcopal Church, drawn by the Holy Spirit to experience something totally new to me.  The group was headed by the Parish Priest, and a  Nun led the singing.  Songs...

September 8, 2018

Jesus attaches the  loss of grace to judging our neighbor and not loving  our  enemies.  So, since judging our neighbor and hating our enemies threatens to take first place as our national pass time , how on earth can we work on this problem in our daily life, to show...

August 28, 2018

In the Ignatius Commentary, Matthew 5:16 calls the fatherhood of God the deepest  mystery of God's person:   "Earlier chapters make no mention of the Fatherhood of God.  In the sermon on the mount, however, Jesus calls God "Father" 17 times.  GOD'S FATHERHOOD IS THE DE...

August 15, 2018

Our Father in Heaven listens with great  Love when we spontaneously say we love Him - and how many times a day we do that!  These expressions of devotion are surely sincere, and He can see that.  So, can you hear Him respond with a quiet, gentle, "Prove it....stop judg...

August 14, 2018

Another concern people have when they are looking for spiritual direction is the Law of  Christ  and our relationship with the Old Testament Law.  Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch  (Ignatius Commentary)  to the rescue!  Don't try studying Matt. 5,6, and 7 without it if you...

August 11, 2018

Whenever  I am asked how to be sure I am walking with Jesus on the authentic path to our Father's House - so many "paths" being offered out there - I give the same answer:   First, your heart must realize it needs God...not necessarily having a sophisticated picture of...

August 6, 2018

As I am finally able to try doing my blog again  I find myself - in spite of the odds that this  would ever happen - actually able to do  it.  Still tethered to my oxygen supply and bed or a wheel chair, it looks better each day.  My appetite is back with a vengence, a...

June 16, 2018

Just to let everyone  know....my health took a turn with pneumonia before Easter and I landed in the hospital.  That lead to pneumonianitis and my heart went crazy fibrulating.  As a result of all this, the Parkinson symptoms increased and I haven't been able to leave...

March 15, 2018

This little room holds all the names of the departed I have been asked to pray for, or I feel called to pray for.  I also list the living I want to pray for or have been  asked to pray for.  Close the door, and this tiny space becomes a meeting place, and especially by...

March 11, 2018

We often have trouble trying to figure  out what fear of God means, and how that works when we know such love from him.  St. Dorotheos is wonderful on this subject !  St. Dorotheos explained that there are two kinds of fear of God.  The first kind he calls "preliminary...

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