This Week Letter – August 30, 2020

My Brothers and Sisters, This will be a difficult task…I fear rejection. I began meditating on the Liturgy of the Word for this Sunday but didn’t manage to get to the Gospel to learn of the rebuke of St Peter by Jesus, and now I’m feeling admonished by St. Paul. In today’s second reading, St… read more →

This Week Letter – August 23, 2020

My Brothers and Sisters,   “Answer the question!”   Jesus asked His closest disciples: “Who do you say that I am?” It is obvious that most of the apostles struggled with this question.  They had heard Jesus preach and observed how he cured the sick, cleansed the lepers, cast out demons, multiplied food, walked on.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 16, 2020

My Brothers and Sisters,   “Great is your faith!” — How I wish Jesus would say this about me! But would it be true? The praise of Jesus was well deserved in the case of the Canaanite woman.  Jesus was astonished at how she reacted to the hardship of having a daughter who was possessed.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 9, 2020

My Brothers and Sisters,   God appears to Elijah not in a grand spectacle or great show of strength like  each of us might expcct, but  in a very quiet way to let us know that He is with us, walking beside us, speaking to us through ordinary, daily, humble events, and not purely through.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 2, 2020

My Brothers and Sisters,   It is probably far more pleasant to hear about going to the beach…but Jesus wants to go into the desert. Will you join Him?   Note that Jesus “withdrew in a boat to a deserted place” (Mt 14:13-21).  He wanted to pray and knew that He had to escape from.. read more →