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Compassion

Blog Published: December 2, 2009

Today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 15:29-37) is a powerful story of Jesus healing people one after the other. Scripture tells us that Jesus simply went up a mountain and sat down. That’s all he did.

Not just blessed, but happy

Blog Published: May 7, 2009

Today’s gospel reading is John 13:16-20. I was struck by the following verse because I don’t think I’d ever read or heard it in the Jerusalem Bible translation.

Like Grains of Sand

Blog Published: February 20, 2008

Mary Oliver’s poem “The Summer Day” has been following me around the past few days like a small child asking to be picked up and held for a while. Here are some of my thoughts …

Retreat: Tuning into God

Blog Published: June 11, 2007

This morning’s Gospel reading comes from Matthew 5:1-12. Matthew tells us that Jesus saw crowds of people and, instead of staying with them, decided to climb the mountain. Now Jesus was known for his attention to the crowds; he could often be found in the midst of them teaching, healing, listening.

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