Big Numbers

These readings tell us the number of people fed by Elisha and by Jesus in the past. But more importantly, they make us realize that Jesus is feeding many hundreds of millions of people today, both spiritually and materially. Numbers give us important information.

Our Green Pasture

These words not only paint a loving image of God’s care for us, they also reveal what the Lord does for us at every Sunday Mass. In the midst of our confused and troubled world, our shepherd leads us to green pastures; our shepherd refreshes our souls.

Shake off the Dust

This Sunday, Jesus gives us some very worthwhile advice: “Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet.”

Some Good Feelings

Perhaps this Gospel can remind us that while we can disagree with others, and even find their views offensive, we are not to consider them outside of God’s care. Nor are we to deny them the respect and civility they deserve as our fellow humans.

Our Advantage

Jesus can raise our spirits from the everlasting death of eternal loneliness and darkness that come because of sin.

Awesome

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

From a Tiny Seed

It is a wonder to consider what comes forth from a tiny seed. But it is even more wonderous to consider what can come forth from the seed of faith planted by God in the human heart.

The Blood Donor

Today’s Feast focuses our attention on the great gift of the Eucharist by which we are united with Christ and with all those who share with us at the altar of the Lord. We truly are blood brothers and sisters in Christ.

Smart phones and the Trinity

We use our smartphones even though we are not sure how they work, so we should enjoy and appreciate the action of the Holy Trinity in our lives even though we cannot explain how God works!

Imagination not required

The coming of the Holy Spirit is not for us to imagine but for us to experience in our own lives. “Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people. Kindle in us the fire of your love.”