Another Advocate

Today we focus on the Holy Spirit, and what it means for you and me to receive the Holy Spirit. We want to look at the Holy Spirit as guiding us into relationship with Jesus and the Father. As our GPS, the Holy Spirit leads us into the love of Jesus and the Father. The…

Do the Works that I Do

I want you to think about a time when you were lost. Maybe we ask, and what am I going to do now? Which, to be honest, is a little how the world seems to be feeling in the midst of this pandemic. For divine wisdom and as a Church, one of the first places…

False Voices

Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are his sheep. His disciples and we are to respond to his voice calling us and leading us into our vocation. Not only do the sheep follow because they know His voice, but we are told they will not follow the voice of strangers. This speaks of the…

Stay with us Lord

In today’s Gospel, there are overtones of what we have been experiencing these past weeks. Just as it evokes many different emotions, we can only imagine how Jesus’ followers were feeling after Jesus’ death on the cross. They are feeling lost, confused and probably very empty. They are filled with many questions. All of us…

Palm Sunday is not about the Palms

It never occurred to me as I was down in Florida in early March, looking at the palm trees, that I wouldn’t be holding palm leaves in my hands, on Palm Sunday, or that the pews would be empty in our church. Very quickly we found ourselves in a situation where we have to be…

Lesson’s from Mary

I can assume something has been changing every 24 hours in your life. I wonder what has been difficult for each of you in your own lives. Whatever you’re grappling with, it is a new normal for you and it often isn’t easy. My suggestion is to check in with Our Lady, Mary, who dealt…

What is evangelization?

Today’s Gospel is a wonderful case study in evangelization. There are some basic steps of the process of evangelization that I want to highlight in the Gospel. What is evangelization? 1. Evangelization takes place in the context of a spiritual conversation: Jesus meets the women where she is at, engaging her in a normal conversation…