My uncle Angelo died a year ago on the Feast of All Saints. He was a young 70, and even though he had some health issues and accidents over the years, it was still very unexpected.
Maundy Thursday offers a bookend of touch to Ash Wednesday: a touch on the forehead with ashes juxtaposed with the touch of hands, soap, and water on feet. These are fleeting moments of tenderness, thin spaces of vulnerability, connection.
Very little is known about Saint Matthias, as he is only mentioned in the first chapter of Acts when he is elected to replace Judas as an Apostle. Early church fathers believe that he was among the 72 sent out by Jesus, but the only thing we know for sure about Matthias is this: he followed Jesus from the beginning and was present throughout the ministry of Jesus.
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at […]
Saturdays have never really been a day for our family to sleep in. Between sports, church life, hiking trips, and other adventures, we are typically […]
Summer camp was not a norm for me when I was a kid. I was a competitive swimmer, and so my summer consisted of two […]
Years ago, I bought this cross on clearance at a Christian bookstore. It was a Christus Victor style Jesus in full superman pose, trying to […]
Good Friday displays how God in Christ relates to humans in and through suffering.
My daughter told me, “For you being a priest, we aren’t the most religious family.” Is that because our faith is practical and immersive?
I want my kids to be tender with the vulnerable and disadvantaged, serving their neighbor with compassion. I also want them to be able to share the Good News of how God is working in their lives.