“Maverick” was the Word of the Day from Merriam-Webster. Interesting word. Depending on your age it might bring to mind the famous 1950s television show starring James Garner. Or perhaps the 1986 movie “Top Gun” in which “Maverick” was the call sign of Naval Aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (played by Tom Cruise). Or perhaps the 1994 movie, a father-son sequel to the television show – with James Garner as the dad and Mel Gibson as his son. Or any other number of items. Continue reading

Good and Evil

As we move closer to the events of Holy Thursday and Good Friday, a cloud of darkness that this way comes. For the past week of so we have been hearing about members of civic and religious leadership plotting to kill Jesus. The dark clouds have been on the horizon for some time. In today’s gospel, a scene from the Last Supper, the betrayal is becoming more public. Continue reading