The joy of receiving

Jesus observed, “Without me you can do nothing.” Yet we act, for the most part, as though without us God can do nothing …“ ~ Loretta Ross-Gotta Last night I walked into our parish’s “Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe.” It was a rare occasion for me — a church event for which I hadContinue reading “The joy of receiving”

Thanksgiving in the midst of this mess

“It’s getting ugly!” “Society is starting to collapse!” One might be tempted to scream and cry when the headlines are scanned; when turmoil bubbles up and splashes upon any sense of security and comfort that has been shielding our privileged lives. The mess of injustice can burn us or it can mobilize us to be whoContinue reading “Thanksgiving in the midst of this mess”

all the elements

    elementary         candles burning, wooden table: smoke, dust, gas, wind, heat, wax, light, flame, smell, hear bread and wine: solid, liquid, food, drink, taste cups, plates: stone, cold, earth, clay, art, see wet feet: blood, dirt, mess, water, mud, touch         secondary         mixedContinue reading “all the elements”