Letting go radically “What else have I in heaven but you? Apart from you I want nothing on earth. My body and my heart faint for joy; God is my possession forever” (Ps 73). To possess God eventually needs a self-emptying—a letting go of all that is not God. Is it all right to love…

We are all in the same boat We are all in the same boat, and Jesus leads us all at the same time. He is the beacon. We are the travelers at sea. He calms the waves and brings us home. The differences that seem so important to human beings cannot be compared with the…

Being persons of love and peace Perhaps it is enough on some days to merely “be” peaceful souls in a very unpeaceful world. “Shakers and movers” may seem to change the face of the world. Yet when they are done the world is pretty much the same. Jesus was remarkable in that all he shook…

“The healthy do not need a doctor”  “God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (Jn 3). Jesus said: “The healthy do not need a doctor; sick people do. I have not come to invite the self-righteous to a change of…

The journey of faith of the mother of Jesus The journey of faith of the mother of Jesus had its joys, its sorrows and its glories. It is noteworthy that her joys were also her challenges. When she accepted the role of the mother of the Messiah she undertook a very difficult lifelong task. At the…

In the end, only one question matters Some people seem to be aliens by nature, so to speak. No matter where they are they don’t fit in. If they are naive they may blame that on others, on their surroundings. Some run from one life-setting to another trying to fit in, when all they do…

Turning the other cheek In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus pointed out differences between the Old Covenant and the New. Moses was a wise pastor for his time, bringing the Torah from Mount Sinai. Jesus is the new pastor, proclaiming a development of this spirituality from the Mount of the Beatitudes. Moses gave the…

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