Image via Wikipedia 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” … Continue reading Naked: A Lenten Reflection
“Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. Job 6:23-25 (NIV) This past weekend I attended a silent retreat offered by Miles Christi religious order of Brothers and Priest. This was the first silent retreat I have ever been on, and anyone that knows me, knows I love to … Continue reading Quiet: A Lenten Reflection
http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/lent-2011-are-you-ready-for-it/ Image via Wikipedia With Lent here, it’s a good time to ask the question, “Are you ready for it?” or an even better question, “Do you understand it?” Lent is a complex time in the Church year, we are depriving ourselves, we are reminded of our mortality yet we are to be preparing for … Continue reading Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?
Image via Wikipedia I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man” – Elton John Really, come on, really? Did he say that? Did he really? I am at a loss for words. Now please understand I have nothing, and I mean nothing against gay people. But come on! This statement flies into the face … Continue reading Really? Did he really say that?
Yesterday at after our Easter dinner the discussion of the different Parishes that we attend came up and the different practices at each. The Parish I now attend kneels after the reception of Communion until the priest is finished cleaning the vessels and is seated himself. The Parish my friend attends Stands during Communion and … Continue reading Stand or Kneel
Image by P.C. Is2dnt via Flickr Michigan is a funny state, in a lot of ways. The weather here can change day to day, one day be in the 70’s the next in the 30’s, we cal this spring. Our political climate is about the same, we are, for the most part a conservative people, … Continue reading Lenten Seeds
Last Sunday I had the privilege of watching the youth of my parish receive the sacrament of confirmation. I have witness this event many times over the years, and it always makes me proud to know that I had a little bit to do with it. I was honored to be a small part of … Continue reading A new Start…
Each day we have new opportunities to praise our God, each hour we new opportunities to help our neighbor and each minute we have opportunities to choose what is right. But all too often we let these opportunities pass us by. We fill our lives with things of this world, things that really don’t matter, … Continue reading Opportunities Lost