Sunday, July 31, 2016

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"All things are vanity!" Once more, truth slaps us in the face. Money. Power. Fame. Every marker we use to define success is nothing more than chaff. Love is the treasure that matters to our Parent. Not our freedoms. Not our tribes. Not our institutions. Only love. Only love lasts. Only love will linger after we, and this entire planet for that matter, are turned "back to dust." So let go of the lusts and the lies, and instead let love be "the work of our hands." Only then shall we know true glory.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." We pray, but do not receive peace. We march, but do not find justice. Is our Parent failing to live up to their end of the bargain? Or are we refusing to step through the door that has been offered? The enemy in need of empathy. The stranger in need of mercy. The friend in need of truth. These are the opportunities for grace for which we have pleaded. These are the solutions to the chaos and confusion surrounding us, not programs or politics. Family is what we need, and it is waiting just beyond the open door.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

"My soul is thirsting for you," the One "whom my heart loves." Oh how I struggle to do your will, to tell your story. I do such a piss poor job of it, but you refuse to release me from my burden, you refuse to take back this gift. Thank you. Thank you for the honor of this particular cross. I am ready to bear its weight once more. And with the help of Sister Mary and all our kin, it shall not crush me.