To some Memorial Day is merely the beginning of summer and to others it’s a solemn day to remember those who have passed from this life. However, to the war veteran and to the families of fallen soldiers, Memorial Day carries significance so deep that words cannot express their hearts. When we ... Read More about Memorial Day
The Birth of the Church
Pentecost 2023 In the Old Testament the first celebration in the Jewish year was Passover. Fifty (50) days after the Passover the Jews celebrated the feast of Pentecost or “First Fruits” in memory of the first new grain harvested from the land after their exit from Egypt. Now some 1500 years ... Read More about The Birth of the Church
Are We There Yet?
The Gospel of John Chapter 16 finds the apostles in a state of confusion that is all too familiar to us. Jesus was with God before the world began, he left and came to earth in human form and now he is going back to the One who sent him? It all so hard to connect that the apostles like us can’t ... Read More about Are We There Yet?
Mother’s Day – Reflections on Mary
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with ... Read More about Mother’s Day – Reflections on Mary
What Is It To You?
The twenty-first chapter closes John’s Gospel. The apostles were in grief from Jesus’ death and also fear of the religious leaders in Jerusalem. In an effort, like the two travelers to Emmaus, the apostles look to return to a normal life. The life of fishing they had known before Jesus called them ... Read More about What Is It To You?