Sunday, December 25, 2016





              MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, December 23, 2016



  A Name that changes everything for all time.


                       Some of us still use it.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Advent Wisdom

Being Open To New Ideas

Sometimes as we age we think we've
heard it all. 

And then someone says something that 
opens our heart and mind to a new thought. . .


"In the Christian liturgical calendar, we refer to the four weeks before Christmas as "Advent." For Christians, this is a time of expectation, of looking forward to the birth of Jesus. Perhaps surprisingly, I feel closest to my Jewish brothers and sisters during the Advent season. Christians, of course, believe Jesus to be the Messiah, but we also look forward to his second coming at the end of time. Traditionally, Jews expect the messiah to come as well, but when he does, it will be for the first time. When the Messiah finally comes, we'll ask him together whether it is his first or second coming, but for now, we will long for a world of justice and peace together."   
                                                    -Father James Heft, 
                                  President, Advanced Catholic Studies at USC

Thank you Father Heft.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Gaudete Sunday

"Sunday of Joy"
              -Pope Francis

Have you noticed the lights are up
in neighborhoods?
Don't they make you want to pause,
stop what you're doing and just
enjoy the beauty of this Season.
This Sunday we are called to:


     "The Lord is near."

May some peace-filled quiet time
            by yours today!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Food In The Desert

John The Baptist

Today in the Gospel of Matthew we 
learn how John prepared for the coming
of Christ. He spent time in the desert.
His food was locusts and wild honey.

In 2016 we are more likely to be eating 
cinnamon rolls as we gather our
credit cards and head for the nearest 
shopping mall.

Maybe as we proceed through Advent
we can light the candle of hospitality,
opening our home to a friend who 
needs a cup of caring -- with honey. 

Blessings on the way. . . to Christmas.