Sometimes the Desert Comes to Us

I spent Ash Wednesday with my sister in her darkened hospital room. I held her hand. She graciously laughed at my weak jokes. Sometimes we chatted with the nurse. Sometimes […]

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent: David and Mary and The Power of Prayerful Song

In today’s readings, we hear the stories of two central prophetic witnesses: King David and Mary of Nazareth. Their stories are intimately connected in the Christian narrative and today’s readings […]

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Story-Telling with Luke: Transforming Our Personal and Collective Narratives

Last Sunday’s Gospel was Luke’s familiar story of Jesus’ visit with Mary and Martha. Before Mass, I quickly glanced at the readings and sighed. This one again, I thought to […]

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