30 08, 2017

The Shadow of His Wings: Reflection on the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-08-30T15:22:01+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Seeking the Word|0 Comments

In the shadow of God’s wings is where Jeremiah finds himself in our First Reading this Sunday. There are two elements to this. First, Jeremiah undergoes a deep doubt of his own vocation because of the fact that he is in a shadow; he is in darkness. Second...

28 08, 2017

What is the Meaning of Life? – Finding True Happiness in a Confused World

By | 2017-08-28T17:42:24+00:00 August 28th, 2017|The Narrow Road|1 Comment

A few years ago, I asked myself, "What is the meaning of life?" I know—super cliché; but nevertheless I just genuinely had that question. I wasn't having a...

23 08, 2017

The Key Thing: Reflection on the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-08-24T17:02:18+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Seeking the Word|0 Comments

Why do we have a Pope? Where did we even get that idea as Catholics? This Sunday, the liturgy gives us that very answer. Join me in unpacking those Scripture readings to see the answer clearly!

21 08, 2017

Decaffeinated Faith

By | 2017-08-24T12:14:12+00:00 August 21st, 2017|The Narrow Road|0 Comments

I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but two or three times a week, or even more or less depending on my workload, I'll have a cup or two. Now, I'm not a big fan of the taste of coffee (scandal, I know). The real reason I might drink it, however, is because of the natural “boost” that the caffeine gives me. It makes me feel awake and helps me into that “Go get ‘em!” attitude. Why am I saying this? Because...

16 08, 2017

Faith in Foreign Lands: Reflection on the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-08-17T20:33:41+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Seeking the Word|1 Comment

Millennia ago, God chose Abraham to be the “Father of many nations” (this is what Ab-ra-ham means in Hebrew). But, God was going to bring salvation through Abraham’s first born nation, Israel. In our First Reading this Sunday...

14 08, 2017

Ordinary Time: There’s Nothing Ordinary About It

By | 2017-08-24T12:15:05+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Liturgical|0 Comments

Ordinary Time is an often neglected liturgical season, because it makes up the majority of the year and is based on the order of weeks in the calendar. Yet, within the season of Ordinary Time are essential themes for the Christian life. Not a day is wasted, no matter how [...]

9 08, 2017

Be Still and Know: Reflection on the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-08-09T13:14:31+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Seeking the Word|0 Comments

I know that you have had times in your life when you’ve been caught in some kind of storm — we all have! I don’t mean literally, but just those difficult times when you perhaps turned to God for help. Perhaps, some of these trials that you encountered were even on account of trying to do His will. How do we find Him in those trials? How can we point Him out? We’ll look to our Readings to find out.

2 08, 2017

Listen to Him: Reflection on the Transfiguration of the Lord

By | 2017-08-02T11:47:05+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Seeking the Word|0 Comments

There’s always been a time in our lives when we’ve seen somebody who we know is very good at something look like he’s about to lose at it. Maybe a friend who is an excellent swimmer but in the middle of the race your watching isn’t doing too well. Yet, because of what we know about that person, we expect the results to change before the race is over, so to speak, so we sit back and wait. This Sunday, we see Jesus setting Himself up to do the exact same thing for His three closest Apostles: Peter, James, and John.

28 07, 2017

Be Radical: Reflection on the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-07-28T13:57:53+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Seeking the Word|0 Comments

There are two themes that run through this Sunday’s Readings. First, the prioritising of the spiritual and eternal things over the physical and temporal things and second, the absolute radicalness of the Gospel. Of course, they are intimately linked to each other but let’s look at them one by one.