Come Holy Spirit, Come

This morning we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and the Good News of Christ was spoken in the languages of the known world. Traditionally, this day has been celebrated as the birthday of the Church, it has also been seen as the reversing of the…

Action Speak Louder Than Words.

St. Francis of Assisi taught that we should proclaim the Gospel as often as possible, and to use words as rarely as possible. I guess one could say even in the twelfth century, actions spoke louder than words. And that was his point. The proclaiming of the Gospel is not about telling others how to…

Do We Wish to be Made Well?

There are two questions that Jesus asks in John’s Gospel that always make me stop and think. The first comes at the beginning of the Gospel when the disciples of John the Baptizer begin following Jesus and Jesus turns to them and asks, “what are you looking for?” In essence, he is really asking them…