Keeping up

Deacon Ray is preaching this weekend at the Mass I am celebrating, so here is one from a past 17th Sunday, Year A.

The kingdom of heaven is like…. There are lots of parables that begin with those words.  Maybe we can do a thought experiment – a kind of fill-in-the-blank thing. Keep your answers silent within your own thoughts. And since no one is listening, you can be completely honest with your answer. For you…. the kingdom of heaven is like……. What? (No hurry, I’ll wait….) Continue reading

Morning Prayer

Good and Loving God – so far today, I am doing well.
I have not gossiped or lost my temper
I have not been greedy, grumpy, selfish, or over-indulged.
I have not whined, complained, cursed, or whimpered
I have not envied the possession of others
I have not thought ill of others
I am not aware of any sin or transgression
But I am just getting out of bed this morning
So, now, Lord, I am in need of your grace and help.