There is a popular phrase I've seen plastered on t-shirts, bumper stickers and coffee mugs: "all those who wander are not lost". It pays homage to the idea that wanderers with no particular destination are not in fact lost or in need of direction. They are enjoying the beautiful scenery or taking the long way … Continue reading The Wandering Pilgrim is not Lost
Watch and Pray
Celebration of the Eucharist concludes Holy Thursday mass. We did it in memory of Him; just as he taught his disciples over two thousand years ago. He gave us another lesson to memorize as well. Once again, God-Made-Man, humbles Himself to wash the feet of His disciples and teaches them, "If I, therefore, the master … Continue reading Watch and Pray
As we celebrate the American tradition of Thanksgiving and now begin the journey towards Christmas, it may not surprise many that my thoughts turned to the original Pilgrims that set sail from England and arrived on the shores of our beautiful and blessed Nation in 1620. My intention in this brief post is not to … Continue reading Pilgrim Journey
"Bow down before the Lord's holy splendor!" (Psalm 29:2) Listen for the voice of the Lord. Acknowledge His power and might. Saint Joseph's Carmelite Monastery, Bunnell, Florida
"Save your people, bless your inheritance; feed and sustain them forever" (Psalm 28:9). A petition. A request. Too often the winds of change tempt us from keeping to the narrow road. More often than not buffets and lashes are waged upon us by those that wish to tear down our religion and faith like some … Continue reading Psalm 28
"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord" (Psalm 27:4). One major take-away easily learned by reading the Bible. Very little does one need. Time and again Jesus echoes the psalmist. Step 1: We must simply ask of the Lord … Continue reading Psalm 27
Keep Your Gaze Upward
"Think of what is above, not of what is on earth" (Colossians 3:1-4).
What Will You Ask For?
"Ask something of Me and I will give it to you" (1 Kgs 3:5). This question God posed to Solomon. It is a question the Lord asks of us every day when we spend time with Him in prayer. Solomon's answer pleased the Lord, "Give thy servant an understanding heart to judge your people and … Continue reading What Will You Ask For?
Restless Souls Can Find Rest.
How many souls are at rest? There is a lot of agitation today in many souls. Many are heavy laden with stress and anxiety. Vices, ill will and misguided righteousness can weigh on the shoulders like a heavy wooden bar laid across the back and neck. Our ability to direct and decide is subverted by … Continue reading Restless Souls Can Find Rest.
Listen to Him
Last week, as we entered Lent, Jesus was led to the desert; dry, hot, and barren. This week we are led up the mountain to pray (Luke 9:28-36). Up here we are provided a glimpse of Jesus' divinity. It is dazzling. So much so the disciples did not want to leave. They delayed the descent … Continue reading Listen to Him