To Be Loved

One message of this Jubilee Year of Mercy is that we can be assured God loves us. Perhaps the greatest proof of this is the gift of his body and blood in the Eucharist. Pope Francis said, “the Eucharist is Jesus, who gives himself entirely to us.” Isn’t this the core...

He Delights in Us

From earliest times, our ancestors have recognized and been awestruck by God’s love for us and his mercy in creating and sustaining us. The Book of Proverbs revels in the idea that the creator “found delight in the human race.” [PRV 8:31] And the Psalmist sings...

The Sounds of Mercy

The prophet Elijah sought God in windstorm and earthquake and fire. But he heard God only as a “still, small voice.” [1 Kings 19:12] In Psalm 46, we are advised to, “Be still, and know that I am God.” But after more than a week of prayer in the upper room, the...

Forever Easter

If Jesus forgave and prayed for those who were nailing his hands and feet to the cross, how much more does he love us who turned to him in repentance during Lent? This is a most welcome thought as we journey through this Jubilee Year of Mercy. As Eastertide draws to...

Mary’s Month

May is traditionally the month dedicated to the Mother of God. She holds special significance for us during this Jubilee Year of Mercy because through her willingness to bear the Christ child, God became “visible” in a particular way as the Father who is...