Another Advent is upon us: one of the ways by which Christian people mark their journey through the years.
Passage of Time
I am writing this on the 57th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy. Many of us remember what we were doing when we heard this news. I think of that as we go through our own historical time. The pandemic. We would rather not be experiencing this, but here we are.
Recently I was struck by a comment from a man on the radio. He was discussing the mood of the country. He suggested that is what it means to some people to be a U. S. citizen: “No one can tell me what to do!”
Blindness and Sight
The stories of healing the blind are not only about the cure of one person; they are meant to point further to the issue of personal or spiritual blindness.
We are about halfway through November. For many people, this month has two major themes: remembering those who have gone before us and giving thanks.
Spiritual but not Religious
In recent years we have become familiar with the term, “spiritual but not religious.” This refers to people who believe in God or the spiritual realm or the universe, but do not belong to an organized church or religion.
Brothers and Sisters
The main content or theme of Pope Francis’ new encyclical seems to be a reminder of ideas straight out of the Gospels and the spirit of Franciscan thought: we are all brothers and sisters, children of God, and the implications of that reality. We have heard these things before.