“UNCLEAN, UNCLEAN,” that’s how someone in ancient Israel would announce that they have leprosy – that terrible disease that leaves the body mutilated and the person isolated from everything that they loved.
Friends, the truth is, if God hasn’t spoken to us today, it’s time to take an inventory of the spirits that are doing all the talking.
Sometimes all it takes is an invitation, a call, to change a life. An invitation, a subtle call, is often how the Lord works in our lives.
Christmas celebrates our humanity, wonderful enough that God chose to share it. And He continues to do so.
Friends, Advent is not our annual invitation to winter slumber and daydreams about white Christmases and chestnuts roasting on open fires.
The goal to determine the most beneficial use and disposition of the school and convent property while meeting the established objectives set by the Campus Redevelopment Committee has to-date been an arduous task.
Jesus knows that if our outsides are not informed and illuminated by our insides, we are no better than the Pharisees for whom the externals were everything.
“The trouble with politicians today”, a friend said to me one evening, “is that they always tell us that if we vote for them things will get better. If only they’d tell us the truth…
Today’s Gospel tells of an allegory in which Jesus describes how a landowner (God the Father) planted a vineyard (Israel and then later the Church) and then the tenants rebelled against the landowner, seized the landowner’s servants; beat the servants; and stoned the servants.
The only way we’re going to see things God’s way is to “seek the Lord while he may be found”—to seek communion with the Holy One.