Posts tagged "church"

Keeping the Sabbath

Today’s Gospel talks about “keeping the Sabbath.”  Over the years, I think we’ve lost sight of that. I remember when I was growing up everything was closed on Sunday.  Grocery stores, retail, everything.  Our home was not a religious one, so we didn’t attend any kind of services.  Some of our neighbors did. I remember as... Read more »

What Is Your Criteria For Going to Mass?

What is your criteria for going to church?  Do you even go?  I know that a lot of people come from a twelve year Catholic education, but for whatever reason don’t attend Mass.  That’s too bad because when you think about it, your soul is your own responsibility. I’ve heard every excuse imaginable why someone... Read more »

Thanksgiving Prayer

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; when I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to... Read more »

Was Jesus Funny?

When Jesus walked this earth, do you think he was funny?  I know it’s an odd question, but sometimes I wonder. The Gospels are pretty dry and straightforward.  There are no back stories of what might be happening behind the scenes.  There are no moments of camaraderie.   But I wonder if our Lord didn’t... Read more »

Why We Celebrate

Several years ago I got a job working for a large retailer for the Christmas holiday.  I had been a stay at home mom up until then.  I was in for a rude awakening. When I was hired, I was given a half-inch thick cluster of papers on how this company could not discriminate against... Read more »