The Parable of the Prodigal Son – A Reflection on Being Called

Perhaps one of the most famous parables people would know and remember is that of the “Prodigal Son” or the “Lost Son.”  This parable is one that shows the rich and boundless mercy God has for each and every one of us.  The rich and boundless mercy that cannot be separated from love.  It is […]

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The Invasion

Perez of the Powers and his troop approached Erech in Mesopotamia, unbeknownst to the demons in the city. Perez looked up at the stars, extremely bright on this night, of all nights. A whole pantheon of false deities shone their lights down on earth, searching the ground for the King of the Universe, who was […]

Seeing our Brokenness as Sacred Space

“Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart…rend your hearts, not your garments” (Joel 2:12-13).   What came to your mind when you read the title?  How do you define brokenness?  What is sacred space to you?  How can brokenness be sacred space?   Perhaps the term “brokenness” or “woundedness” can […]

Building Tents and Mountaintop Experiences

“Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” (Lk. 9:33).   In Luke’s account of the Transfiguration, Peter was described as not knowing what he was saying when he had suggested to make three tents for Our Lord, Moses, and […]

The Fullness of Time

“All is now ready for the Moment I was made for: the Moment all Creation has awaited.” Gabriel received Roma’s report with satisfaction and now he tingled with expectation. He had done little in the Divine Plan since he had prophesied to Daniel 500 years before. Carefully, he had traced David’s line through the Exile […]

The Aevum Enters Time

Being the Fourth Part of Once Upon an Aevum.   Indeed, the Fullness of Time is at hand. All the angels have striven in combat against the forces of darkness, but have been unable to prevail alone. Time and again, the senseless on earth, mankind, rejected the Perfect Will and chose the pleasures of this life, […]

Understanding Darkness as God’s Wheelhouse

First the scandals of the summer, then New York’s new abortion law, and now with more grand jury reports on the horizon, the forecast for the Church and for society is dark, gloomy, and painful for a long time to come. As Christians, we know that God has triumphed and that God will triumph over […]