There are certain rhythms of the liturgical year I can often feel like I’m learning for the very first time.
On February 2, forty days after Christmas, the Church celebrates the presentation of Jesus in the Jewish Temple by his parents.
Perhaps it’s a suburban thing, or a me thing, but I don’t love asking for help.
I feel a bit bad for the Magi this year.
Jesus’ baptism marked an incredible turning point.
On this Feast of the Epiphany, a day marked by an exceptional act of adoration, I wonder how we mark our ordinary days together? What are our everyday habits? What lengths do we go to honor the ordinary goodness in our lives?
We mark today as a new beginning. We have left 2023 and are launching into 2024, likely with an abundance of intentions, feelings, and hopefully… hope.
When looking at a baby, we don’t generally wonder how they will die.
I have long loved Darryl Worley’s song ‘Awful Beautiful Life’ that’s linked above. It came out around the time I graduated from college and it reminds me that life is crazy, tragic, and magic.
It takes the time it takes, I heard the speaker say.