What is Love?

The Legacy of a martyr ~ what are you willing to give your life for?

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today, Monday, January, 20, 2020, we honor a great American ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968. On that fateful day, Dr. King took an assassin’s bullet that he knew was waiting for him at any moment. It came while he […]

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord ~ You are my beloved Son / You are my beloved Daughter

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord ~ Sunday, January 12, 2020 This feast is part of the epiphany cycle of feasts …. It reveals a bit more of the meaning of the Incarnation of the Son of God, that is. our God entering our world and becoming flesh and blood like you and […]

The Feast of the Epiphany ~ Follow your Star!

The Feast of the Epiphany ~ Sunday, January 5th, 2020 Today’s feast day has several meanings.  In the Roman Church we celebrate the story of the Magi visiting Jesus and offering him gifts.  In the Eastern churches, they focus on the story of the Baptism of the Lord.  Both celebrate the manifestation, that is, the […]

Dreaming of a New Humanity for a New Decade

St. Augustine, Florida at Christmastime / bob traupman / 2007 Dear friends, When we were preparing for Y2K twenty years ago, I dreamed about “A New Humanity for a New Millennium.” And I wrote some really positive stuff about us humans, knowing full well we really didn’t warrant it. Can we dust those thoughts now […]

The Sunday after Christmas ~ The Joys of Family Life ~ Where do you find joy?

The sixth day of Christmas December 29th  The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus and Mary and Joseph (The eighth day of Hanukkah and the sixth day of Kwanzaa Let’s start with some notes on today’s gospel which is from Matthew once again. Herod was searching for the child and wanted to kill him. […]

The Second Day of Christmas ~ St. Stephen’s Day ~ Heroic Love ~ How heroic is your love? (The fifth day of Hanukkah and the first day of Kwanzaa)

The Feast of St. Stephen ~ First Martyr, December 26, 2019 Today, December 26, is the second day of Christmas, the fifth day of Hanukkah and the first day of Kwanzaa (African-American).  May we learn about our own and each other’s celebrations.  It’s easy, just Google the word Kwanzaa. For us Christians the mystery of […]

The history of Christmas ~ How much do you know?

  Advent Day 23 ~ A special Christmas blog Dear Friends, have you ever wondered about what how the celebration of Christmas came about? Well, thanks to a fellow blogger, I have a little video to share with you that you might find quite interesting.  Just Click here. And be sure to enter full screen […]