We have spent several weeks breaking open the word of the Gospel in the tradition of John. I thought that today I would do something a little different and offer a reflection on the Eucharist. The following thoughts come from a variety of authors, Michael Morwood, Diarmuid O’Murchu, Richard Haight, Miriam Therese Winters, Charles Gusmer, […]Read more "Today’s Homily: Sacrifice or Meal?"
Sophia Inclusive Community is here for those who seek a place to come and sing and pray without the baggage of the institution that fostered and covered up the sexual abuse of children. We know that people are shocked, saddened, angered and dismayed. We have gone through all of these emotions and are here to […]Read more "Sexual Abuse"
Yogi Berra, “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” We have prayed over, studied, reflected upon and debated just what the Eucharistic liturgy means. We have explored the theological, spiritual and communal aspects of what we do each week. All of this has merit and value. All knowledge, […]Read more "Homily 19th Sunday B : With Help from Yogi Berra"
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As we continue to read the Gospel of John this month it is important to note that this is not a historical document. Nor is it intended to be taken literally. This gospel is an interpretative one not historical or literal. Rather it is a theological work penned by a mystic. As we reflect on […]Read more "Homily 18th Sunday B: We are Sustained"
During the summer we see the idea of cooperation at its best. I see this especially when I look at various flowers in my yard. So often, bees and moths drift from one flower to the other. While the bees gather nectar, the bees help to pollinate the flowers so too do the moths. Butterflies, […]Read more "Homily 17th Sunday B: We can do BOTH!"
Scripture informs us in Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a person, if he/she shall gain the whole world, and lose his/her own soul? Although the economy seems to be robust, at what price did it come? We have lost our moral compass. People are liberated to shout out words to other citizens that […]Read more "Thoughts on the Economy"