Forgive Offenses

Harboring hate and hurt is like consuming a steady dose of poison. Both are corrosive and their wear and tear on our bodies and our spirits is tremendous. Their existence within us can cause restlessness and unease.   At times, harboring hate and hurt blocks us from...

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Sunday, September 4, 2016, during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mother Teresa was canonized a Saint!  I was always enamored by Mother Teresa, even as a child.  I’m not sure where my affection for her came from;perhaps, it was the fact that my mother and...

Comfort the Afflicted

Recently, the community I live in experienced an extraordinary act of violence.  On July 7, 2016, Dallas Police Officers came under attack during a peaceful protest in our down town area.  In the hours following the ambush, I learned that one of the Police Officers...

Admonishing the Sinner

Growing up on a farm, my best friend and I had a well-worn path on the gravel road between her house and mine. A long hill separated the mailboxes that marked our driveways. More than a few times, I remember toppling down the hill on my bicycle in a hurry to get to...

Instruct the Ignorant

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops says this about the Spiritual Works of Mercy: The Spiritual Works of Mercy have long been a part of the Christian tradition, appearing in the works of theologians and spiritual writers throughout history.  Just as Jesus...